The big government runned hospital in La Ceiba sees 20 births a day.
We had a presentation about “el parto humanizado” (humanized birth), were we showed that the environment does have an effect on childbirth. Also we showed how to avoid episiotomy. To the presentation assisted a big group of labor and delivery nurses, medical interns and gynecologist.
We got a lot support from some of the gynecologists, medical interns showed their enthusiasm and interest with their questions.
For the following weeks Melanie got the permission to do hand on practice, she has been able to support a lot of women during childbirth and to show the interns and nurses mother friendly birth practices. A main focus has been to avoid episiotomy and to bond after birth the newborn immediately with the mother.