The fantastic team at St George’s hospital and I launched the first ever customised growth charts for Twin pregnancies. The charts will be able to check unborn twins are growing properly and have the potential to save hundreds of twin lives a year. Research to develop the charts was funded by Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association) supporters and cost £25,000.
The event received a huge amount of media interest and we hope that they will improve outcomes in twins.
“Not only will it save twin lives, it will also reduce the number of babies needing neonatal care after birth. About 50% of multiple birth babies need some form of special unit treatment once they’re born but with these new twin growth charts we’re hoping to reduce that statistic considerably,”
“Twins born in the future are now safer, will receive superior care and will have a better start in life thanks to this incredible achievement.” Keith Reed from TAMBA