Pyramid of Antenatal Change
Reduce preventable stillbirths by informing and empowering women about the latest’s health advancements before during and after pregnancy.
POAC also advocates for pediatric and adult cancer research, alternative treatments and immunotherapy, in collaboration with Prof. Dr Martin Grootveld of DeMontfort University in Leicester and Prof. Dr. Dana Flavin who are leading new research focused on enhancing the body’s natural ability to fight cancer.
Brain tumours are the most common cancer occurring among those aged 0-14, and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children (males and females) aged 0-14, according to a 2016 report that places brain tumours in children above leukemia for both statistics. We believe that advancement in antenatal screening with MRI can lead to a better understanding of the disease and help by preventing many other causes of stillbirth.
POAC will work and develop a much needed epidemiology study, understanding environmental and genetic risk factors by gathering information from parents whose children have suffered this horrible illness. Parents together could have the key to unlock very important information to understand the origin and cause of Pediatric Brain Tumours
Latest News 2017:
URGENT APPEAL TO HELP PARKER:
Little Parker is currently being treated for DIPG (Brain Tumour) in Mexico, her treatment cost are extensive and the family welcome any public funding PLEASE HELP.
You can donate via these links Thank you for considering Parker.
POAC is honoured to welcome onboard Prof. Mauro Tognon; Head of the Experimental Biology Laboratories, Department of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine. Prof. Tognon is member of the European Academy of Tumour Immunology and is based at University of Ferrara Ferrara Italy.
Research - Specific Antibodies Reacting with SV40 LargeT Antigen Mimotopes in Serum Samples of Healthy Subjects.
Why are Doctors not going after the root cause of cancer (and it’s a tragedy).
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Mark Humphries Request for Sponsorship
Increasing the availability of new cancer therapies. Alternative treatments in the field of immunotherapy have been available to patients in other countries for some years but are generally unavailable to patients in the UK.
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The 2016 World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System
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“Urgent Appeal Fundingneuro”
Funds to help Professor Steven Gill Consultant Neurosurgeon NHS Bristol UK.
At North Bristol NHS Trust the task is to treat children with incurable and inoperable brain tumours; The focus this year is delivery of chemotherapy to children with DIPG (Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) brain tumours. Using the revolutionary technology developed by Professor Gill, the trial’s objective is to deliver chemotherapy to the tumour whilst protecting healthy cells, and to deliver stronger doses than can be taken orally to destroy the tumour.
Please Assist Fund Neuro www.fundingneuro.com
Petition PE01592 “Group B Strep
Information & Testing; Calling on the Scottish Parliament to ensure all pregnant women receive information about Group B Strep and are given the option to be tested; and to set aside funding to find more reliable methods of testing.
(Group B Strep testing is mandatory in many EU & none EU countries), this is saving mothers and babies lives!
POAC in collaboration with Prof Dr Dana Flavin (Collmed) is now working on a
Peadiatric Brain cancer Epidemiology study. POAC questionnaire is in progress and will soon be available to Parents and carers wishing to take part.
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POAC, welcome onboard Prof. Dr Dana Flavin to our list of professional Patrons. Dr Flavin has a multi disciplinary professional background. Her medical education is to the highest level with worldwide experience. Dr. Flavin specialises in women’s health, new cancer treatments, and is author of numerous publications and TV interviews. Dr Flavin was awarded women of innovation in science and medicine 2008 USA.
POAC, would like to thank Mr Steven Holmes for his kind donation of 250Uk pounds from his latest cycle run along the banks of the river Rhine Germany. “Well done”
Project Alive & Kicking
We welcome you to Our foundation came into being by the crossing of paths and the fusion of hearts. We first met as strangers to connect but as we continued to meet, a funny thing happened: not only did we become devoted friends, but we realized we all wanted to give babies the best chance to complete their forty-week journey and enter the world alive and kicking.
For more great INFO http://www.projectaliveandkicking.org/our-story
BBC Born Asleep
More than half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if the NHS implemented additional scans, a leading obstetrician has told Panorama.
Each year, more than 3,000 babies are stillborn in the UK, one of the worst rates in the developed world.
Prof Kypros Nicolaides says offering all women Doppler scans, which measure blood flow between the placenta and foetus, could save 1,500 babies a year.
The Department of Health said it has asked him to submit his research.
POAC, says DOH should consider immediate action as 3 scans are offered in many countries, the more they delay prevention, more lives and families will be destroyed. The 32wk scan is critical, safety and prevention will reduce the number of stillbirths, weekly NST (monitoring) provides doctors valuable information of the baby’s wellbeing before a big task as Labour is for Mum and Baby, NST is performed in many countries the last 4 to 6wks of pregnancy, and last but detrimental to the baby’s good health; “strep B testing”. We POAC want all boxes ticked on the most important list, our babies firs right; to be born healthy ! Why not in UK.
Three-quarters of a million babies are born in the UK each year. One in 200 dies before birth, mostly to mothers with no known risk factors.
Stillbirth rate 'poor' says Scotland's leading maternity doctor.
Reduced Fetal Movement(RFM); Giving advise and information to future Mothers is the responsibility of the Scottish Health Minister, Doctors & Midwife's "NOT SANDS"
It is critical to know how and why to monitor their babies movements in the 3rd trimester, and there should be a fetal presentation and well-being scan performed by an obstetrician around 34/36 wks of gestation.
POAC's vision is to give every pregnant Mum access to “Free Fetal CTG” monitoring in the last 4wks of pregnancy, in order to filter out babies who may need observation and possible extra obstetric care. Fetal monitoring is a none invasive and perfectly safe test, applied in many other countries, and a "global" proven method in reducing stillbirth and birth trauma. “Why not in the UK” ?
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Drs and midwives; “Do not Ignore the risk of Umbilical cord entanglement, Umbilical cord Accidents have taken many healthy baby’s lives unnecessary, Ej.; A “nuchal cord” occurs when the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the Baby’s neck, this potentially increases the risk of stillbirth and birth trauma”.
WHY Antenatal Screening Must Improve. Headline Summary.
• The rate of major obstetric haemorrhage (MOH) is increasing and now affects 1 in 170 women giving birth in Scotland. Other causes of severe morbidity in pregnancy are declining.
• There are deficiencies in the prevention and the management of MOH.
• Episodes of MOH continue to be under investigated locally via adverse event reporting with 42% of episodes being reviewed by maternity units’ risk management teams.
• Although one in five women experiencing MOH are not attended directly by a consultant obstetrician (one in three overnight), data suggests that these cases are less severe and that all severe episodes were attended by a consultant obstetrician.
• Rates of peripartum hysterectomy related to MOH rose in 2011.
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'Induce older mums early to cut stillbirth risk'
NHS Scotland revealed: £213m bill to NHS in negligence claims
While the majority of cases filed (16%) related to botched surgery, this was closely followed by serious errors in obstetrics and gynaecology – pointing to medical blunders during pregnancy or childbirth. These accounted for 15% of cases nationally, but were notably higher in NHS Lanarkshire where almost one in four claims (23%) related to maternity care.
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'Induce older mums early to cut stillbirth risk'
Pregnant women aged over 40 should be given the option of being induced early to reduce the risks of losing their baby, says a Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists paper.
POAC welcomes this step forward to reduce STILLBIRTHS, “long overdue”, mums who wish induction should also “insist” their baby’s heart rate be constantly monitored (CTG) by fully qualified/competent staff.
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Why a C-Section may be medically necessary.
C-Section is a common birth option and in many cases medically necessary.
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E-Brochure on Umbilical Cord Accidents Prevention 2012
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Monica Health Care Products UK.
Monica world leading in maternal and fetal monitoring systems have offered their full support to POAC. At Monica our aims and values are closely aligned to POAC and through the advancement of technology and education of the clinicians and carers involved we aim to reduce stillbirths, unnecessary interventions and improve outcomes for mothers, children and families as a whole. We wish POAC every success in their endeavours. Further information on Fetal monitoring see articles. For further information on Monica Healthcare products visit www.monicahealthcare.com
Babies induced at 40 weeks would ‘improve the survival rate’
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Pauline Hull, founder of elective caesarean, offers her full support to our Charity.
Pauline says POAC deserves recognition for its commitment to exploring new research and helping prevent the loss of precious lives. Technology is often seen as a last resort in pregnancy and childbirth, and the tendency is to approach intervention as a last resort only. In fact, using technology during pregnancy could help many women to make a more informed choice about their birth plan, in consultation with a medical professional, visit www.electivecesarean.com
Delivering better ways of preventing stillbirths
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Reduced Fetal Movements (RFM) For All Pregnant Women & Clinicians
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POAC is an official charity with OSCR registration, click here for more INFO.