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Fetal movements individual participant data meta-analysis

Project Status Planning
Organisation Lead Stillbirth CRE
Lead Investigator Vicki Flenady
Program Area New Approaches To Prevention
Topic Testing Novel Interventions To Reduce Stillbirth Rates
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The objective of this study is to determine if interventions for increasing awareness of fetal movement decrease stillbirth rates without increasing adverse newborn and maternal outcomes by utilizing individual participant data meta-analysis (IPDMA).

Selection criteria: All randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of pregnant women testing fetal movement awareness interventions versus standard care. Cluster RCTs will be included; including the recently published AFFIRM trial and the My Babys Movements trials.

We will search the literature for RCTs on the topic and ask investigators to share their individual participant data (IPD). Studies without available IPD will be excluded. The primary outcome is stillbirth at 28 weeks or more gestation.