Presentation Information

Panel Discussion 2024

Transforming Family Members into Supportive Allies During Birth

  • Speaker: Panel Discussion 2024
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Family members and other support people are an important part of the birth experience but what do we do when their behaviour is disruptive for the birthing parent? Family centered maternity care means caring not just for the person in labour, but also for those they have chosen to be in the birth room for support. Join us for an engaging panel discussion that will explore the potential reasons for disruptive behaviour from family members, the impact of the midwife’s own emotional regulation and helpful strategies for turning family members and other support people in the birth room into supportive allies.