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.
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