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Premature birth and pregnancy complications

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Dr Victoria Male

Understanding how labour starts to uncover new ways to prevent spontaneous preterm birth

Dr Victoria Male of Imperial College London is investigating the role of a newly identified type of immune cell in triggering the onset of labour. Her findings will inform future research aiming to prevent spontaneous preterm birth – which could ultimately lead to happier outcomes for many babies and their families.

Millie and Scarlett's story

Premature birth

Millie, who was born at just 28 weeks, is also a loving child with a startlingly mature awareness of her twin sister Scarlett, who tragically died aged just one month.

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