Each Baby Counts (EBC) is a national project from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). It aims to halve the number of babies who reach the end of pregnancy but die or are left with a brain injury as a result of something that happens during labour, by 2020.
Now in its second year, EBC focuses on assessing the hospital reviews of care for babies who died or were brain injured at term to see if anything can be learned. Independent experts check the quality of the reviews and pick out common themes of care that could have been better.
By doing this, the EBC team can make recommendations to improve care for both mother and their babies across the UK.