What is perinatal optimisation?

Perinatal optimisation refers to the process of reliably delivering evidence-based interventions in the antenatal, intrapartum and neonatal period to improve preterm outcomes.

The BAPM Perinatal Optimisation Pathway covers seven key elements. Each element is supported by resources, a toolkit and a webinar. (The antenatal interventions are combined into one toolkit, the peripartum interventions each have their own.) Reliable delivery of the this Pathway depends on a strong teamworking culture. 

Building Successful Perinatal Optimisation Teams (Toolkit)

Antenatal optimisation (Toolkit)

  1. Optimising place of birth
  2. Optimal antenatal steroids
  3. Magnesium sulphate
  4. Intrapartum antibiotics

Peripartum optimisation

   5. Optimal cord management (Toolkit)
   6. Normothermia (Toolkit)
Early maternal breast milk (Toolkit)

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1199712 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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