The Blog

On this page, we have provided links to informative news articles and bulletins outlining our cause and championing for a change in protocol.

If you are aware of a news item regarding vasa praevia not published here please send us the details. lf you would like to share your thoughts, stories or poems with us then please do so by emailing darensamat@vasapraeviaco.uk. Your contribution will be much appreciated and added to our blog. Please note: Stories that are shown as follows ^i^, sadly involve the death of a child.




ITV1: 555 healthy babies die every year from a condition that could be routinely screened

February 4, 2013

Vasa Praevia is caused by blood vessels from the umbilical cord crossing the birth canal, resulting in the death of an otherwise healthy baby. If the condition is diagnosed early, then the survival rate is 100 per cent. Rachel and Jamie Bonser from Bestwood in Nottinghamshire, lost their 3 day old baby Abigail in March

ITV1: 555 healthy babies die every year from a condition that could be routinely screened

Vasa Praevia is caused by blood vessels from the umbilical cord crossing the birth canal, resulting in the death of an otherwise healthy baby.

If the condition is diagnosed early, then the survival rate is 100 per cent.

Rachel and Jamie Bonser from Bestwood in Nottinghamshire, lost their 3 day old baby Abigail in March 2010. Since then they have been campaigning for awareness of the condition and raising funds to pay for a telephone helpline for women who may be affected.

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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

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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New site, new Year

January 14, 2013

Welcome to our new website blog! This year is the year of the NSC review on screening for VP, so please support our call for routine screening. Keep coming back to the site to read all the latest stories / research about Vasa Praevia.

New site, new Year

Welcome to our new website blog!

This year is the year of the NSC review on screening for VP, so please support our call for routine screening. Keep coming back to the site to read all the latest stories / research about Vasa Praevia.

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