KEP: Reproductive Epidemiology
“The time we spend in utero is undoubtedly the most important developmental time period of our lives; we go from one cell to a viable individual in roughly 38 weeks!”
Sara Öberg, PhD thesis, Karolinska Institutet
The general objective of our research is to improve the understanding of the influence of pregnancy and birth on short and long term outcomes for the mother and the child.
We are specifically interested in
- risks of maternal and fetal/infant health during pregnancy, delivery and after delivery;
- associations between pregnancy and the long term prognosis for the mother and child.
interventions and management during pregnancy and delivery and maternal and infant outcome
For this purpose, we use population-based research registries and local data bases. The research is performed in collaboration with other research groups within the Clinical Epidemiology Unit (KEP), other research groups within Karolinska Institutet and other universities in Sweden and internationally.