Appendix C: BetterBirth Publications

Benefits of Advance Oxytocin Preparation Could Extend to the Newborn. Global Health: Science and Practice. 2015;3(2):149-149.

Gass J, Misra A, Yadav MNS, Sana F, Singh C, Mankar A, et al. Implementation and results of an integrated data quality assurance protocol in a randomized controlled trial in Uttar Pradesh, India. Trials. 2017; 18:418. Available from:

Gass J, Sana F, Mankar A, Pratap Singh V, Fisher-Bowman J, Neal BJ, et al. Evaluation of a call center to assess post-discharge maternal and perinatal outcomes of facility-based childbirth in Uttar Pradesh, India. PLoS ONE. 2018. 13(11): e0207987. Available from:

Hirschhorn L, Semrau K, Kodkany B, Churchill R, Kapoor A, Spector J et al. Learning before leaping: integration of an adaptive study design process prior to initiation of BetterBirth, a large-scale randomized controlled trial in Uttar Pradesh, India. Implementation Science. 2015; 10(1). Available from:

Hirschhorn LR, Krasne M, Maisonneuve J, Kara N, Kalita T, Henrich N, Rana D, Maji P, Marx Delaney M, Firestone R, Sharma N, Kumar V, Gawande AA, Semrau KEA. Effective Integration of the Opportunity-Ability-Motivation Behavior Change Framework into a peer-coaching intervention to support the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist implementation in India. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2018 Jun 20. Available from:

Kara N, Firestone R, Kalita T, Gawande AA, Kumar V, Kodkany B, et al. The BetterBirth Program: pursuing effective adoption and sustained use of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist through coaching-based implementation in Uttar Pradesh, India. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2017; 5(2):232-243. Available from:

Maisonneuve J, Semrau KEA, Maji P, Pratap Singh V, Miller KA, Solsky I, Dixit N, Sharma J, Lagoo J, Panariello N, Neal B, Kalita T, Kara N, Kumar V, Hirschhorn LR. Effectiveness of a WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist Coaching-based Intervention on the Availability of Essential Birth Supplies in Uttar Pradesh, India. Int J Qual Health Care. 2018 Apr 30. Available from:

Marx Delaney M, Maji P, Kalita T, Kara N, Rana D, Kumar K, et al. Improving adherence to essential birth practices using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist with peer coaching: experience from 60 public health facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2017; 5(2):217-231. Available from:

Moucheraud C, Gass J, Lipsitz S, Spector J, Agrawal P, Hirschhorn L et al. Bedside Availability of Prepared Oxytocin and Rapid Administration After Delivery to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage: An Observational Study in Karnataka, India. Global Health: Science and Practice. 2015; 3(2):300-304.

Perry WRG, Bagheri NS, Tuomisto K, Kara N, Roos N, Dilip TR, et al. Implementing the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist: lessons from a global collaboration. BMJ Global Health. 2017; 2 (3): e000241. Available from:

Semrau K, Hirschhorn L, Kodkany B, Spector J, Tuller D, et al. Effectiveness of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist program in reducing severe maternal, fetal, and newborn harm: study protocol for a matched-pair, cluster-randomized controlled trial in Uttar Pradesh, India. Trials. 2016; 17:576. Available from:

Semrau KEA, Hirschhorn LR, Marx Delaney M, Pratap Singh V, Saurastri R, Sharma N, et al. Outcomes of a Coaching-Based WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist Program in India. New England Journal of Medicine. 2017; 377:2313-2324. Available from:

Spector J, Agrawal P, Kodkany B, Lipsitz S, Lashoher A, Dziekan G et al. Improving Quality of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health: Prospective Pilot Study of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist Program. PLoS ONE. 2012; 7(5):e35151. Available from:

Spector J, Lashoher A, Agrawal P, Lemer C, Dziekan G, Bahl R et al. Designing the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist program to improve quality of care at childbirth. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2013; 122(2):164-168. Available from:

BetterBirth Implementation Resources

WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist website

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