An easier way to give birth

– Region 9 health workers benefit from Lamaze training

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Healthcare providers continue to be trained in how they can teach young mothers to go through childbirth with less stress and pain.

This is being done by teaching a series of breathing techniques which help mothers to relax while being reassured through continuous emotional support from a significant other and a specially trained nurse and/or midwife that they will have a safe delivery.

This time, the Lamaze training was taken to Region Nine, Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo. On November 7 -8, fourteen health workers were engaged in Lamaze training at the Lethem Regional Hospital’s boardroom.

The participants included eight community health workers, a rehabilitation assistant, a physiotherapist, a doctor, a medex and two peer educators.

They were drawn from Aishalton Health Centre, Awarewaunau Health Centre, Tiger Pond Health Post, Cracrana Health Post, Karasabai, Potarinau Health Post, Sand Creek, Katoonarib Health Post, Parishara Health Post, Annai Health Centre, Kwatamana Health Post and Lethem Regional Hospital.

The first Lamaze training was held in Georgetown where two rounds were conducted and approximately 45 health workers were trained.

Delicia Haynes.

Images: Dr. Faqueda Watson, Ministry of Public Health.

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