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The ORIGINS Project


September 2022

Impact of fetal treatments for congenital diaphragmatic hernia on lung development

The extent of lung hypoplasia impacts the survival and severity of morbidities associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Published research Early Childhood Development ORIGINS Neonatal Cardiorespiratory Health
August 2022

Longitudinal changes in wellbeing amongst breastfeeding women in Australia and New Zealand during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted new mothers’ wellbeing and breastfeeding experience. Women have experienced changes in birth and postnatal care and restricted access to their support network. It is unclear how these impacts may have changed over time with shifting rates of infection and policies restricting movement and access to services in Australia and New Zealand.

Published research Breastfeeding Infectious Diseases ORIGINS COVID-19
August 2022

Understanding Engagement in Digital Mental Health and Well-being Programs for Women in the Perinatal Period: Systematic Review Without Meta-analysis

Pregnancy and the postnatal period can be a time of increased psychological distress, which can be detrimental to both the mother and the developing child. Digital interventions are cost-effective and accessible tools to support positive mental health in women during the perinatal period.

Published research ORIGINS Technology & Kids
June 2022

Exiting the Anthropocene: Achieving personal and planetary health in the 21st century

Planetary health provides a perspective of ecological interdependence that connects the health and vitality of individuals, communities, and Earth's natural systems. It includes the social, political, and economic ecosystems that influence both individuals and whole societies.

Published research ORIGINS