Most baby deaths among twins are preventable, says Leicester professor

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Mums giving birth to twins need better medical care to save more lives, according to a Leicester professor.

Elizabeth Draper, professor of perinatal and paediatric epidemiology at the University of Leicester, described losing a child as one of the most “unbearable and painful ordeals a parent can endure” and said deaths of babies in the case of twins were usually preventable.

She and a University of Birmingham professor studied the cases of 50 sets of twins, all born since 2017, which involved the death of either one or both of the twins.

She said five in every six cases had obvious care failings and half of the cases had “major” issues.

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