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Other Research Projects

Find out about other current research projects and collaborations that you can participate in to help improve our healthcare options.

PoppiE Trial

Can you help us find out the ideal amount of iodine needed in pregnancy for baby’s brain development?

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is working with the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and other hospitals around Australia to find out the optimal level of iodine supplementation for pregnant women who already have an adequate iodine intake from the food that they eat.

Recent population studies suggest that taking too much iodine in pregnancy had a similar effect as not getting enough and may result in lower developmental scores in children. The Prenatal Iodine Supplementation and Early Childhood Development (PoppiE) Trial is looking to determine the ideal amount of iodine needed during pregnancy for baby’s development.

Participants will receive free prenatal supplements for the duration of their pregnancy and an in-depth developmental assessment of baby when they reach 2 years of age.

Pregnant women who are less than 13 weeks into their pregnancy may be eligible to participate.

For more information and to check your eligibility, click here or contact the PoppiE Study team on 8128 4436 or

This study has been approved by The Women’s and Children’s Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee.

Recruitment status: Currently recruiting