Maternity unit welcomes special pillows

Fetal pillows will make a difference at Forth Valley
Fetal pillows will make a difference at Forth Valley

Local charity, So Precious, has donated £9000 to buy specialist equipment for the maternity unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Known as fetal pillows these devices are designed to make Caesarean deliveries easier, quicker and less traumatic by helping to elevate the baby’s head from the pelvis. So Precious has purchased 30 of these pillows, which cost £300 each. The money was raised through a number of donations, including £900 from Round Table.Dr Shahzya Huda, NHS Forth Valley consultant gynaecologist said: “We are very grateful for this fantastic donation from So Precious. The fetal pillows are a welcome addition to the department as they will help women undergoing Caesarean sections.’’