Wearable device monitors baby in utero to cut stillbirth risk

‘So many complications’: Bree Amer-Wilkes and son Hunter, five months. Picture: Chris Pavlich

‘So many complications’: Bree Amer-Wilkes and son Hunter, five months. Picture: Chris Pavlich

A new wearable pregnancy device could help drive down the number of stillbirths by monit­oring the baby’s movement in utero.

Stillbirth Foundation Australia has teamed up with an innovation program backed by global consultancy PwC to help women’s digital health start-up Bloomlife further develop a device that can provide an early warning of possible ­problems.