New BAPM Framework on Sudden and Unexpected Postnatal Collapse

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May 2022

A new Framework for Practice on Sudden and Unexpected Postnatal Collapse (SUPC) has been published by the British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM)

This Framework provides guidance for care providers and all perinatal professionals to help prevent the occurrence of SUPC in the first week after birth through careful surveillance, risk assessment and effective observation of all mothers and babies in the immediate postpartum period. It also aims to support safety whilst promoting skin-to-skin contact, supporting parents to get breastfeeding off to a good start and encouraging parents to start building a close and loving relationship in the early postnatal period.

The Framework was created with expert consensus of a group of UK perinatal professionals, including from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) and the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative.

Learn more about this report, which includes a new SUPC Risk Reduction Pathway, now by visiting BAPM’s website

Watch the BAPM webinar on Sudden and Unexpected Postnatal Collapse (SUPC) - 4 May 2022