Welcome to the Vasa Praevia site

About Vasa Praevia raising awareness

The UK registered charity was set up because every year in the UK, this obstetric condition will affect approximately 555 pregnancies (more than one per day).

In the main these cases will go undiagnosed until birth and sadly, likely to result in the death of an otherwise healthy baby.
However, this need not happen. If the condition is diagnosed, antenatally by ultrasound, the survival rate is 100%. Antenatal diagnosis and awareness of this condition is key to avoid these unnecessary deaths and trying to save little lives.

Take all the information from our website with you to your antenatal appointments.

Our Objectives

  1. to raise awareness about Vasa Praevia: the condition, risk factors, warning signs, diagnosis and treatment
  2. to bring about the introduction of clinical protocols in the UK for the diagnosis and treatment of Vasa Praevia


If you feel that women in the UK would benefit from the introduction of routine screening for Vasa Praevia on the NHS please sign the petition here:  https://www.change.org/p/royal-college-of-obsetricians-and-gynaecologists-save-150-babies-per-year-by-routine-screening-for-vasa-praevia