The BetterBirth Program at Ariadne Labs has been leading research to better understand what contributes to maternal and infant harm during childbirth and how best to address these challenges.

Lessons from the BetterBirth Trial: A Practical Roadmap for Complex Intervention Studies

To Implement WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist, Opportunity‐Ability‐Motivation plus Supplies Framework Improves Results
BetterBirth study seeks to measure impact of WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist, coaching and feedback intervention in facility-based births in Uttar Pradesh, India
Use of WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist increases adherence to essential birth practices and reduces perinatal mortality in Namibia hospital
Checklist improves key childbirth practices in large birth center in India
Safe Childbirth Checklist Collaboration draws implementation lessons from around the world
Demand-side maternal health interventions increase utilization, but outcomes vary
Experts design WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist to improve maternal care
Advanced planning key to preventing maternal deaths caused by hemorrhage
Changing from top-down to peer-to-peer coaching improves use of Safe Childbirth Checklist
Coaching improves childbirth practices – but adherence declines after coaching ends
BetterBirth Trial develops innovative methods for assuring data quality