Maternal outcomes

PROMPT training aims to eliminate preventable harm in childbirth. Thankfully, in high income countries, maternal outcomes following childbirth have improved to the extent that maternal death and life-threatening maternal illness are now rare. However, preventable harm still complicates half the cases that have poor maternal outcomes.

Maternal mortality in low and middle-income countries remains a significant problem. The introduction of PROMPT training in these settings has resulted in improved maternal survival:

In a hospital in the USA, the introduction of PROMPT training saw a reduction in the rate of caesarean sections being performed. Reducing the rate of caesarean births in high-income settings can reduce complications of current (and subsequent) pregnancies, and remains a goal of the World Health Organization (WHO) bid to make childbirth safer.

In Bristol, PROMPT training led to more rapid access to caesarean birth during emergencies.