Our 4-6 month follow-up visits are going great. Over 80% participants have attended the follow-up clinic. Thanks everyone for your on-going support! (pic: HUMBA family with Dr Chris McKinlay)
You can help
Would you like to help an important study aiming to improve mothers and babieshealth in Counties Manukau? HUMBA aims to test the effectiveness of #probiotics and individualized dietary intervention in improving pregnancy outcomes. We are recruiting early pregnant women (< 18 weeks) with high body weight (BMI > 30) in Counties Manukau! The ONLY cost […]
Meet one of our HUMBA babies
To date 45 HUMBA participants have had their babies. A few of them have kindly shared their babies’ photos with us. Today, let’s meet little Rysha. “Hi, my name is Rysha. I am a three week old HUMBA baby. My favourite thing is taking a bath. I am a very happy girl, and I love to […]
Weight Gain Between Pregnancies Raises Risks for Babies, Study Says
The new Swedish study published on the Lancet shows that weight gain between pregnancies is connected to risk of severe adverse pregnancy outcomes. HUMBA team leader Professor Lesley McCowan is invited to write a commentary for the study on the Lancet, and shared her knowledge with The Wall Street Journal. “Healthy-weight women who gained weight […]
Pregnancy obesity and children’s health
Learn more about pregnancy obesity and children’s health, Dr Kara shared the current knowledge in the following interview.
Mum’s the word in obesity trial
Our participant Nazrin has shared her experience of being in the HUMBA study with New Zealand Herald. Health researchers are trying to break the obesity cycle in South Auckland, one of the world’s capitals of obesity, by targeting pregnant women with probiotics and intensive advice… Trial participant Nazrin Nisha, aged 34, is due to have her […]
Welcome 1st HUMBA baby!
Our 1st HUMBA baby was born last week at Middlemore hospital. It was such an exciting moment for the parents as well as everyone in the HUMBA team. We would like to congratulate the happy family and wish them all the best!
We are on Courier News
We are on Courier News! Carrying extra weight can cause serious health problems for pregnant mums and their babies. We hope to improve the health of overweight South Auckland mothers and their babies by undertaking the HEALTHY MUMS and BABIES (HUMBA) Trial. Open the link to read more: Healthy mums, healthy babies
HUMBA T-shirts have arrived
Look cool with a HUMBA t-shirt! 😎 Limited T-shirts are avaliable for study participants and supporting LMCs. Get in touch for details on how to obtain one.
Started April 2015
We are now recruiting pregnant women in Counties Manukau region to join our important study, where we aim to improve the health of mothers and babies in our community. Please contact us if you would like to know more or to find out if you can take part.