My Baby’s Movements: a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial to raise maternal awareness of fetal movements during pregnancy: Statistical Analysis Plan. Version 1 Academic Article uri icon


  • Stillbirth directly affects over 2,700 families in Australia and New Zealand each year and is associated with devastating and long-lasting psychosocial impact. Some late-pregnancy stillbirths may be preventable with early detection of a baby's ill-health, which may be indicated by Decreased Fetal Movements (DFM). Maternal reporting of (DFM) has therefore been proposed as a simple, inexpensive stillbirth screening tool. This trial will evaluate ‘My Baby’s Movements’ (MBM): a package of interventions to raise awareness and promote early reporting and optimal clinical management of DFM. MBM will be evaluated as part of a large multi-centre clinical trial across participating hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. Over three years, women attending for antenatal care with a singleton pregnancy will be included in measurement of stillbirth rates and other birth outcomes using routinely collected data. Maternal psychosocial outcomes, health service use, acceptability of MBM, and cost will also be assessed.


  • Flenady, V
  • Warrilow, K
  • Coory, M
  • Weller, M
  • Gardener, G
  • Middleton, P
  • Ellwood, D
  • Groom, K
  • East, Christine
  • Callandar, E
  • Boyle, FM
  • Wojcieszek, A
  • Gordon, A
  • Norman, J
  • Crowther, C

publication date

  • 2019