|Sponsor||Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust|
|Funder||Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust|
|CI||Dr Robert McFarland|
Approximately 1 in 3,500 women are affected by a mutation
causing mitochondrial disease. Many of those women are of childbearing age.
there is currently no information available to these women on the risk of
complications in pregnancy.
In women with impaired mitochondrial function, the increased respiratory demand during pregnancy and particularly at the start of labour may lead to serious complications.
To investigate if increased energy demand can lead to complications of pregnancy in women with a mitochondrial mutation or diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease.
Assessment will be undertaken at a face to face interview. It will use:
- a structured questionnaire
- or a postal questionnaire with telephone assistance at a pre-booked time suitable for the participant