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Avoiding Brain Injury in Childbirth (ABC)

Thank you to maternity staff, women and birth partners who have contributed to this ambitious new programme on reducing brain injuries in childbirth. This project is currently closed for recruitment. Please sign up here for news and updates.

About this project

Working together on improvement

Preventable harm during labour can be catastrophic for parents, babies and families, as well as for the staff involved. Reducing avoidable brain injury in childbirth means building on everyone’s experiences and expertise, working together to improve care in labour for all.

When there are concerns about the baby’s wellbeing during labour, maternity staff need the right tools and support to be able to provide the highest quality of care. Just as important is communicating effectively with everyone using maternity services and making sure they are listened to and involved in decisions about their care.

We are inviting maternity staff, parents and birth partners from across the country to contribute. Our focus is on monitoring and responding to babies’ wellbeing during labour and on managing the emergency complication at caesarean section known as impacted fetal head. We want to work together with you. Please register with us to take part.

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