By Jenny Hicken, MAMA Academy
The UK has one of the worst stillbirth rates in the developed world, and at least one third of stillbirths are related to fetal growth restriction. At least 10% of all babies born are growth restricted.
Symphysis Fundal Height (SFH) is a widely used method of monitoring fetal growth, but currently over 70% of growth restricted babies are going undetected. SFH can create a high degree of variance between professionals, so MAMA Academy have produced a mini video to give midwives the confidence to take an accurate measurement.
MAMA Academy is a UK registered charity helping babies arrive safely by promoting positive pregnancy. We educate expectant mums on how to keep healthy, and when they should call their midwife for advice.
We also support midwives by keeping them up to date with current guidelines and research to aid consistent maternity care. All our information is written by our team of medical professionals to help MAMAs know best!
Forward our training video onto your colleagues so they too can feel empowered in their practice. The more midwives who view it, the more growth restricted babies can be detected! For more information on SFH, please visit our website.