Meet GBADEGESIN ABIDOYE , an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.


Maternal And Fetal Medicine




Obstetrics and Gynaecology


At the Obstetrics And Gynaecology department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: Maternal And Fetal Medicine

Description: Continuation of human race demands that people should procreate. This involves the science of mating, getting pregnant and delivery. The journey towards achieving this is however saddled with a lot of risks and complications both to the pregnant mother and the fetus. These risks could lead to significant morbidity or mortality both to the mother or the unborn fetus. A number of causes of the significant unexpected outcomes have been long identified. These include haemorrhage, preeclampsia/Eclampsia, Obstructed labour, Sepsis and Complications of Miscarriages/ Abortion. Many of them are still unclear as to their aetiology, prevention and management. The reproductive development as well as culture, habits and religion play significant roles. When, how and where you start planning family is also important. Increasing or limiting family size requires a lot of academic imput. Also worthy of mentioning are diseases like Human Immunodeficiency virus infection that may have direct effect on mother, outcome of pregnancy or the child. My research interest is to delve into some of these areas, contributing my own quota towards finding answers to many of the questions. These areas include contraception, family planning, abortions, Obstetric hemorrhage, Hypertensive disease of pregnancy with emphasis on preeclampsia, eclampsia, infections in pregnant mothers especially HIV and Malaria, Normal and abnormal pregnancies , Affective disorders in pregnancy and puerperium. The overall goal is to be relevant in bringing solutions that will lower our currently high indices of Maternal and Perinatal mortality and morbidity .


# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Fellow (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) West African College of Surgeons 1995

Current Research

Covid 19 infection in Pregnancy: Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal outcomes.

Research Details

INTRODUCTION : Covid 19 infection is a novel viral infection that has assumed a pandemic proportion. The infection started from Wuhan in China and rapidly spreading across the globe. The disease is an acute respiratory problem with associated high morbidity and mortality. The disease is still under study as new knowledge about it keeps coming from time to time. There is no medicine currently available for cure but many are under investigation. Pregnant women are not spared from this infection but little is known at present about the effect of covid 19 infection in pregnancy.The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of covid19 infection in Pregnancy, childbirth, as well as fetal and neonatal outcome.The design is Case control study where pregnant women that come for antenatal booking will be screened for covid 19, the patients that test positive will be cases while they will be matched with negative patients as controls after adjusting for some set criteria.The study have participants from obstetrics, neonatology, epidemiology, and microbiology departments.In progress.


GBADEGESIN ABIDOYE is a Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

GBADEGESIN has a Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from West African College of Surgeons

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