Rates of early birth in Canberra have fallen dramatically and it’s been credited to a pioneering Alliance program to prevent preterm birth and its far-reaching impacts.
Stories of preterm birth are stories of joy and heartbreak, faith and love. Moving and uplifting. They have the power to inspire.
Alliance Chair Prof John Newnham AM has been named the 2020 Senior Australian of the Year.
Important information for all pregnant women and families about the impact of COVID-19 on their health and that of their babies.
In June 2018, the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance (APBPA) was established with a singular goal, to safely lower the rate of preterm birth across Australia.
The Alliance is playing a central role in identifying, implementing and evaluating prevention strategies to reduce rates of pretrerm birth in each state and territory.
Pregnant women in South Australia will now be screened for omega-3 levels in a bid to reduce the number of premature births.
In his feature article in the latest Australian Midwifery News, Dr Christoph Lehner explains the importance of a collaborative and holistic approach to enable preterm birth prevention.