Sky News – Vasa Praevia: Ultrasound Check Could Save Lives

A couple who lost their baby to a preventable complication of childbirth are calling for all pregnant women to have a simple screening test.

By Thomas Moore, Health and Science Correspondent

Henry Samat died 13 days after a blood vessel in the placenta ruptured during his delivery.

Despite having a series of transfusions, doctors couldn’t save him.

His parents, Natalie and Daren, now want the NHS National Screening Committee to order all hospitals to include a two minute check of the placenta and umbilical cord during the routine ultrasound scan that is done at 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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