Reduce Costs While Improving Outcomes with Fetal Pillow®

Can reduce complications and may save up to $1,200 per patient1,2,3,4,5

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Reduces length of

Each additional day in the hospital can be costly. The average cost for an extra day stay in a hospital is approximately $400.2


Results in fewer blood transfusions1

The total costs for blood products per transfusion may be greater than $1,400, which includes acquisition, testing and storage.3 Fetal Pillow resulted in 15 fewer transfusions per 100 patients treated.1


Reduces operating room time1

Fetal Pillow resulted in 20 minutes reduction in operating time.

1. Seal, S.L. , Dey, A. , Barman, S.C. , Kamilya, G. , Mukherji, J. , Onwude, J.L. Randomized controlled trial of elevation of the fetal head with a fetal pillow during cesarean delivery at full cervical dilatation. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2016;133: 178–182.

2. Taheri Paul A.,MD, MBA, FACS; Butz, David A.,PhD; Greenfield, Lazar J., MD, FACS. Length of Stay Has Minimal Impact on the Cost of Hospital Admission. J Am Coll Sur Vol. 191, No. 2, August 2000.

3. Toner, Richard W.; Pizzi, Laura, Leas; Brian, Ballas; Samir K.; Quigley, Alyson; Goldfarb, Neil I. Costs to Hospitals of Acquiring and Processing Blood in the US. A Survey of Hospital-Based Blood Banks and Transfusion Services. Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. USA Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2011; 9 (1): 29-37.

4. Dexter, Franklin, MD, PhD; Ledolter, Johannes, PhD; Wachtel, Ruth E., PhD, MBA. Tactical Decision Making for Selective Expansion of Operating Room Resources Incorporating Financial Criteria and Uncertainty in Subspecialties’ Future Workloads. Anesth Analg 2005;100:1425–32.

5. Blood Transfusion and Cesarean Delivery, Obstetrics & Gynecology. Rouse, Dwight J. MD, MSPH, et al. October 2006 – Volume 108 – Issue 4 – p 891-897 doi:10.1097/01.AOG.0000236547.35234.8c.