by Trina Pa Starr
The seminar, presented by Silvia, provided nurses with a deeper understanding of the utility of kind and caring labor support. It included topics including emotional and physical support measures, natural pain relief strategies, and the role and the scientifically proven benefits of doulas and midwives. A special presentation about shoulder dystocia was prepared by Sila Blunier, Midwife from Switzerland and presented with additional practical applications by Midwife Donna Mitchell from Alabama. The nurses seemed very receptive and certainly appreciated practicing the stress relief strategies on themselves! We hope to provide this special seminar to all staff members in the maternity ward at this hospital.