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University Hospital Dresden first hospital in Germany to perform the Concord Birth Flow

26 March, 2021

At the Center for feto/neonatal Health at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, a preterm baby has been supported on the Concord Birth Trolley for the very first time. Throughout Germany this is the first use of the new birth trolley in clinical practice, it is already being used in The Netherlands and Austria. Center Director Prof. Mario Rüdiger explains: “With this important milestone, our Center for feto/neonatal Health is pioneering care of premature infants. We are very proud to be the first Center in Germany to implement this new method of care, giving premature infants a more gentle start in life.”

On March 19, the first baby was successfully supported on the trolley: the little girl Maira was born in the 34th week of pregnancy with a weight of 1975 grams. During the delivery of the twins by cesarean section, mom Soni Singh first gave birth to a boy. Maira's brother Avik weighed 2040 grams and was stabilized in the room next to the delivery room. Maira, on the other hand, was stabilized by the doctors on the Concord Birth Trolley, close to her mother, with the umbilical cord intact. Both children are now being cared for at the Children's Hospital at the University Hospital.

The happy parents Puneet (l) and Soni, proudly show Maira, in dads arms, and brother Avik, with mom.

With this improved primary care in the delivery room, caregivers now hope to minimize, or even prevent, complications and long term injury. “We are eager to offer the advantages of the Concord Birth Trolley in Dresden, and implement this new workflow in clinical practice.” says Prof. Mario Rüdiger, Director of the Center for feto/neonatal Health.

Prof. Mario Rüdiger and OA Dr. Cahit Birdir presenting the new Concord Birth Trolley.

This new care process is also of great benefit for mothers. While the in past mothers could not witness the first minutes of life of their preterm baby, because it was taken away immediately after birth, they can now keep their baby close and witness their baby’s first breaths. “Mothers, who’s children are born on their due date by cesarean section, already benefit from keeping their baby close,” says PD Dr. Cahit Birdir, Director of Perinatal Medicine and Obstetrics at the Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics. “The so called “Cesarean Birth”, a specialty of the Dresden University Women’s Hospital, can now also be offered to mothers with prematurely born babies.”

Both children are now being cared for at the Children's Hospital at the University Hospital. From left to right: Parents Puneet and Soni, baby Avik, OÄ Dr. Barbara Seipolt, baby Maira, Prof. Mario Rüdiger and OA Dr. Cahit Birdir.

Link to the news article from the University Hospital Dresden

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