ASSIST II Welcome
Welcome to the ASSIST II Study site. The ASSIST II Study is available to women who are planning to have a vaginal birth at Southmead or Cossham Maternity Units and who may require help assisting the birth of their baby vaginally during the final stages of labour. The study uses a novel alternative device to the forceps or suction cup called the BD Odon Device. The BD Odon Device uses a soft inflated cuff of air around the baby’s head to help move the baby down the birth canal.
If you would like to find out more about the BD Odon Device and the ASSIST II Study please watch our video. Further information about the study and what would be involved if you decide to participate can be found in our Participant Information Leaflet. Please take the opportunity to discuss the study with family, friends, and your Community Midwife, to work out if it’s right for you and your baby.
Please take a look at our Information Video & Participant Information Leaflet to find out more about the BD Odon Device and the ASSIST II Study.