Detection and clinical management of intrauterine growth restriction in a low risk population: experience and attitudes of midwives and obstetricians

Dale Spence (AIRC 2012)

Dale joined the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in 2005 having successfully completed her PhD. Prior to this she worked as a clinical midwife in the Royal Jubilee Maternity Service, Belfast. Her present employment at QUB affords opportunity to be involved in pre-registration and post-registration midwifery programmes including the Doctorate in Midwifery Practice and to lead midwifery research projects. Her particular research interests include antenatal surveillance and the midwifery care of women with complex pregnancies. Current projects relate to obesity in pregnancy and stillbirth. Other research activity includes supervision of funded PhD students and in addition, DMP and Master’s students.


Background: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is an important and often under-diagnosed complication of pregnancy globally, with significant implications for maternal, infant, child and later health. Identifying... [ view full abstract ]


Dale Spence (AIRC 2012), Joanne Gluck (School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University, Belfast), Fiona Alderdice, James Dornan ()


Maternity Care 4 (10:30 - Thursday, 8th November, Lecture Theatre 0.32)

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TCD2012_DSpence.ppt (1.68 MB)