Preventing Stillbirth and Improving the Quality of Care After a Baby Dies

Impact: Health and wellbeing


Based upon our research, the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle, a quality improvement programme to identify and manage risk factors for stillbirth, has been implemented nationally. Implementation reduced stillbirth by 20% in all 19 NHS Trust early adopter units, saving 161 stillbirths in these units. In 2019/20, implementation of the care bundle was incorporated into the standard NHS contract. Our studies describing women’s experiences after stillbirth and in pregnancies after loss have underpinned regional, national and international guidelines for the care of women who experience a stillbirth. Public awareness campaigns based upon our research including #sleeponside and #movementsmatter have reached >2,500,000 women in the UK and internationally.
Impact date1 Aug 201331 Dec 2020
Category of impactHealth and wellbeing
Impact levelAdoption