WOGS are committed to supporting research that will increase medical knowledge that’s relevant to our patients.
In line with that commitment, we’d like to introduce the PrEggNut Study, a research project that’s being conducted by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Its purpose is to test whether the amount of eggs and nuts that a woman eats during pregnancy affects her baby’s risk of developing a food allergy.
To be eligible to take part in the study, women must:
- be less than 23 weeks gestation
- have at least two family members – themselves, a partner or a child – with an allergic disease such as asthma, eczema, hay fever or food allergy
- intend to breastfeed for at least 4 months
- not have a peanut or egg allergy.
If you satisfy the above criteria and would be interested in participating in the PrEggNut Study, you can find out more about it at the link in our bio or https://www.mcri.edu.au/research/projects/preggnut-study