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.

Checklist improves key childbirth practices in large birth center in India
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