The POPPIE trial will explore the impact of a midwife continuity of care model for women at risk of preterm birth that is being implemented at an inner hospital in South London. The project has several aims:
- To determine whether this model of care improves pregnancy experiences and maternal and neonatal outcomes in women at increased risk of preterm birth.
- To explore the mechanism of impact on maternal physical, psychosocial, neonatal health, women’s experiences of care, quality, and resource use.
- To undertake an implementation evaluation feasibility, acceptability to staff and women, reach, adoption (also referred to as uptake), appropriateness, fidelity, penetration (integration into practice), sustainability and costs.