Low Cost Emergency Portable Delivery Stool with birthing kit.


As per WHO(2015), it was estimated that in 2015, roughly 303 000 women died during and following pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low-resource settings, most could have been prevented. Many are attributable to a lack of access to skilled routine and emergency care. This portable delivery stool could save lives by supporting emergency deliveries. It offers an alternative delivery method and is a solution for accidental delivery across /outside the facility. It was designed following a human centered design approach and tested in India, getting extremely positive feedback from health workers. The stool concept combines a traditional squatting birth position with low cost furniture. It is lightweight, made of plastic and low cost. Inside the stool is a set of basic delivery kit. It could be stored in the facility entrance or can also be used by trained professionals in rural areas. It is wrapped in a mat that unfolds and offers a clean delivery surface.