We first launched our beanstalk appeal in 2013 and you very generously helped us raise £25,000 to fund research carried out by St George’s Hospital to develop the world’s first Twin Pregnancy Growth Charts.
In 2017, we were finally able to announce that these charts were officially on systems and available for hospitals to download.
Previously, twin babies were measured during pregnancy using singleton growth charts and clinicians had to use their judgement to decide how the pregnancy was progressing.
The growth charts now make it easier to identify if twins have a genuine growth restriction and who are therefore at risk of complications or stillbirth.
“When we put our minds together we can change practice and improve outcomes, and that’s something fabulous to celebrate. Thank you” - a message to all of our amazing supporters from our CEO, Keith Reed.