Each Baby Counts collects information about every baby in the UK who dies or is seriously brain injured during birth. This information comes from the hospital’s review of what happened. By collecting and assessing the information from all hospitals, the Each Baby Counts team can see if these incidents have things in common. If they do, the team can call for better funding and guidance to help hospitals improve safety on labour wards.

Each Baby Counts is run by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and aims to reduce such tragedies by half by 2020

It is hoped that Each Baby Counts will eventually be widened to include more babies who die before, during or shortly after birth

Read the Each Baby Counts progress report, published in June 2016.

It is hoped that Each Baby Counts will eventually be widened to include more babies who die before, during or shortly after birth.

For more information on Each Baby Counts, go to www.rcog.org.uk/eachbabycounts


What Sands Does

Sands is a member of the Independent Advisory Group for Each Baby Counts, ensuring parents’ views are heard.

We wrote a section on involving parents in the review of their baby’s care for the 2016 progress report and which we presented at the report launch.