There is nothing more important than giving our children the best possible start to life. We know now that this begins before birth, and even before conception. The environment within the womb affects the baby’s physical and mental development. Factors such as poor nutrition during pregnancy can result in children having an increased risk of heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes throughout life. And these children will go one to become parents of children who are also at risk of these diseases.
The Liggins Institute conducts a wide range of research, from molecular science in laboratories to working closely with mothers and babies in clinical trials. Our goal is to deliver research that will change lives by reducing the risk for these diseases.
You can help give babies a healthy start to life and have a great time while doing it! Simply get together with your friends and host a Little Liggins lunch, morning tea, cocktail party or a fun event of your choice. We will provide you with a speaker and you can hear first-hand the difference your support will make.
To make a gift to support mums and babies in clinical trials, simply use the donation form below. To find out more about hosting your own Little Liggins event contact Nicole Basset, firstname.lastname@example.org.