This workshop provides education and training in evidence-based care as documented in the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. The instructor will cover strategies that the medical professional can use to provide mothers with safe, satisfying, and cost-saving care.
This workshop is specifically created to improve your clinical skills by providing you with information regarding:
Explain how birth practices impact breastfeeding outcomes.
List two components of physiological birth as described in the MFCI Document.
Describe the physical and emotional aspects of labor and how it impacts the ability of the mother to meet her breastfeeding goals.
Identify two goals of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.
State the medical professional’s impact on maternal birth satisfaction.
Define physiological birth or undisturbed birth.
Explain the value of using integrative therapies to promote an optimal birth experience and to help the mother meet her breastfeeding goals.
Recall two benefits of continuous labor support and state how labor support can improve breastfeeding outcomes.
Name three specific things the medical professional can do to promote an optimal birth environment in a hospital setting, which can improve breastfeeding outcomes.
Describe the hormonal response to labor, birth and breastfeeding.
Demonstrate three positions for labor and delivery.
Recall three positions that could be used with an epidural.
Demonstrate three specific comfort measures for back labor.
State the benefit of using a rebozo.
List three side effects labor medications could have on breastfeeding.
Explain the power of medical professionals words on birth and breastfeeding outcomes.
Practice doing assessments of the baby while providing Kangaroo Care/Skin-to-Skin Care.
Describe the 9 Instinctive Stages-The Magical Hour.
Described the medical professionals role in attachment, bonding, and improving breastfeeding outcomes.
Explain the medical professionals role in initiating early skin-to-skin contact.
List two hospital postpartum policies that might impact breastfeeding outcomes.
State how the medical professional can promote, protect and support breastfeeding in the hospital setting.
Identify strategies to implement change.
Benefits in taking this workshop:
As health care providers and labor and delivery nurses learn the role of offering labor support to the birthing woman, satisfaction in their work drastically increases.
Health care professional who offer support to a birthing woman can strengthen the moment that becomes a lasting bond between mother, child and family.
When providers are confident in the labor skills, birthing families are able to focus on their birth experience and one another, leading to a higher level of satisfaction for the patient.
The nurse's role will be enhanced when implementing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and will lead to improved breastfeeding outcomes.
"This workshop helped me change from 'high-tech to high touch' as I meet the needs of my patients." - RNC, BSN, Maternal Transport Nurse
"JM Birth Consultants team compliments each other well in sharing their enthusiasm, expertise, and passion in promoting birth as normal. Even with 25 years experience as a perinatal nurse and childbirth educator, I learned new positions and movements that can assist a woman in labor" -RNC, WHNP, LCCE, MN AWHONN Section Chair
"Gave our nursing staff a new perspective, new tools, and a renewed passion to serve their laboring patients." -Perinatal Education Coordinator