BabySlide

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Lacerations during childbirth are a medical problem that can lead to considerable discomfort and, in some cases, long-lasting complications. BabySlide, a product under development by Karo Pharma, reduces the risk of lacerations by supporting the tissue where the most severe lacerations appear. Baby Slide is a result of Swedish research, with Knut Haadem, Chief Physician at the Women’s Clinic in Helsingborg, developing this new protection with his colleagues. The positive effect has been demonstrated in a clinical study of approximately 1,000 women at the departments of obstetrics and gynecology in Helsingborg, Lund and Malmö where a prototype device was used *. The product is patent-protected.

* “A perineal protection device designed to protect the perineum during labor: a multicenter randomized controlled trial.”

Lavesson, T., et al., (2014) European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 181:10-14.

 

Babyslide in Swedish media:

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=96&artikel=6107809

 

http://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/helsingborg/plastflarp-hjalper-mot-bristningar

 

http://www.dn.se/nyheter/vetenskap/uppfinning-kan-minska-bristningar-i-mellangarden/