Babies who have their growth restricted in the womb are seven times more likely to not survive pregnancy, according to a maternity care charity.
The Perinatal Institute also found:
- Between 10-15% of all babies born are growth restricted and the majority of these go undetected.
- In 2012, the number of stillbirths dropped for the first time in 20 years in the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, and the North East due to growth assessment training.
- In the West Midlands the stillbirth rate dropped by 22%.
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