New research for mums and bubs receives a $500,000 boost

New research for mums and bubs receives a $500,000 boost Hero Image

The Lott by Golden Casket is funding new research to better identify babies at risk of stillbirth, brain damage and cerebral palsy from oxygen deprivation during late pregnancy and childbirth.

It continues our support of Mater Foundation with another $500,000 donation towards its research program.

In recent years, Australia’s official lotteries has committed more than $7 million to Mater Foundation’s research to find better health outcomes for Australian mothers and babies.

The latest contribution will support studies aimed at improving the prediction models of babies likely to experience distress during labour and life-threatening hypoxia, or lack of oxygen.

Professor Sailesh Kumar, a senior staff specialist at Mater’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit, said combining the mother’s blood test results with state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging could predict which babies were most at risk.


“If we can identify babies at risk in late pregnancy or during childbirth, clinicians and parents can hopefully make informed decisions and prevent some of these complications,” 

Professor Sailesh Kumar

To hear from the researchers and how the donation will help, watch the video below.


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