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Saving Babies Lives: Reducing Stillbirth

Wednesday 27 Apr 2022


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This conferences focuses on the important issue of Saving Babies Lives: Reducing Stillbirth, and implementing Version 2 of the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle and accelerating action to achieve 50% reductions in stillbirth by 2025. The stillbirth rate in the UK is high relative to other similar European Countries, it has been demonstrated that the implementation of key interventions can lead to reductions in the stillbirth rate in line with the national ambition to reduce the number of stillbirths, neonatal deaths, maternal deaths and brain injuries that occur during or soon after birth by 50% by 2025. The conference will also update delegates on Saving Babies Lives during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The conference will also include sessions focusing on reducing inequality and improving care for mothers from diverse communities, learning from MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies, Reducing Stillbirth as a result of incidents during labour and Learning from perinatal mortality reviews at a local level. 

“Meeting revised NHS target of 50% reduction in stillbirths by 2025 requires much more work”

Professor Elizabeth Draper, Professor of Perinatal and Paediatric Epidemiology The Infant Mortality and Morbidity Studies Team, University of Leicester & MBRRACE-UK collaborators, May 2021

The incidence of stillbirth was significantly higher during the pandemic than the pre-pandemic period in a hospital in the UK… Those findings were based on pregnancy outcomes measured at St George’s University Hospital in London in two periods: one, from 1 October 2019 to 31 January 2020 (the pre-pandemic group), and the other from 1 February 2020 to 14 June 2020 (the pandemic group).The incidence of stillbirth in the pre-pandemic period was 2.38 per 1000 births compared to 9.31 per 1000 births in the pandemic period. The authors note none of the pregnant women who experienced stillbirth had symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, nor did the postmortem or placental examinations suggest SARS-CoV-2 infection. ”

newsGP JAMA Network 2020

“In the UK, around 2,900 babies are stillborn every year and there are nearly 60,000 premature births. There is wide variation in stillbirth and premature birth rates throughout the UK. This is not due to differences in the characteristics of local populations or a lack of research or clinical guidelines, but is instead a result of variation in the way that guidelines are implemented locally.”

Tommy’s November 2021

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to deliver best practice in the prevention of stillbirth
  • Reflect on the Lived Experience of losing a baby through stillbirth
  • Explore the changes outlined in version 2 of the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle
  • Update your care processes as a results of the Covid-19 pandemic including working to support pregnant women during Covid-19
  • Learn from outstanding practice in delivering the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle Version 2 and Each Baby Counts
  • Reflect on national developments and learning from MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK
  • Improve the way you investigate and learn using the National Perinatal Mortality Review Tool
  • Develop your skills in the Effective Implementation of the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle
  • Understand how you identify and improve the management of risk factors
  • Identify key strategies for learning from perinatal mortality reviews at a local level
  • Ensure you implementing the latest evidence to reduce Stillbirth as a result of incidents during labour
  • Understand how you can better support women and families following stillbirth
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

Chair & Speakers Include:

Professor Ranjit Akolekar

Clinical Director for Women’s Health and Consultant in Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics
Medway Fetal & Maternal Medicine Centre, Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Asma Khalil

Consultant Obstetrician and Lead, Multiple Birth and Maternal Fetal Medicine Teams
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sandra Igwe

Founder of the Motherhood Group and Co-Chair, National Inquiry into Racial Injustice in Maternity Care

Mr Myles Taylor

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

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(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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