PROJECT HATCH OVERVIEW PROJECT HATCH OVERVIEW

Project HATCH - Staying Healthy AfTer Childbirth

A cross-national study to support smoking abstinence and inter-related cancer-prevention behaviours among postpartum women.

Project HATCH explores how women could be supported to have a healthy lifestyle after pregnancy.

The study seeks the views and experiences of postpartum women, and health professionals working with postpartum women, about how best to promote healthy behaviours following childbirth including not smoking, staying active, and maintaining a healthy diet for mums and babies.

We have conducted focus group discussions and interviews with women who gave birth within the last two years to better understand what has helped and hindered them in maintaining a healthy lifestyle since delivering their baby.

In addition, we have surveyed health professionals including midwives, health visitors, GPs, lactation consultants, and children centre workers about what support is already available to postpartum women and what new support ideas might be feasible to deliver in existing healthcare or community settings.

Feedback from mums and health professionals will be used develop a support package to help postpartum women have a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is important in helping prevent cancer. This study is funded by Cancer Research UK.

Please contact Dr Caitlin Notley (principal investigator) for more information @ Norwich Medical School

Tel: 01603 591275,  Email: c.notley@uea.ac.uk

PROJECT HATCH RESEARCH STUDY TEAM PROJECT HATCH RESEARCH STUDY TEAM

Project HATCH is a cross-national research study and is being conducted in the UK, led by the University of East Anglia, and in the USA, led by the University of Vermont.

UEA Research Team Members:

Dr Caitlin Notley

Dr Emma Ward


Wider Research Team Members:

Dr Allison Kurti - University of Vermont (USA)

Dr Claire Adams Spears - Georgia State University (USA)

Dr Fiona Mitchell - University of Strathclyde (UK)

Dr Angelos Kassianos - University College London (UK) 

Dr Jamie Payton - Temple University (USA)

Dr Dian Nostikasari - Rice University (USA)

 

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