Labor support education has been an emphasis for all teams working to reduce primary cesarean deliveries. Many facilities had labor support classes scheduled that were cancelled due to COVID and are working to have that education rescheduled. One resource for labor support that can be readily available are doulas. Frye Regional Medical center is utilizing a local doula, Laura Nance, to provide staff education on labor support. Laura is a senior advisor at the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) and has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with obstetric staff. With many hospitals banning employee travel and conferences due to COVID, utilizing a local resource to continue to improve practice and reduce cesarean deliveries is pure genius!
- PICU Collaborative