Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life.
But the process of giving birth can be overwhelming. In addition to the
expert medical care from Marshall Birth Center's team of doctors and
nurses, we now offer practical and emotional help through labor support
Why use Labor Support at your birth?
Research shows that women who use labor support are less likely to have
a cesarean birth, or need medication for pain and to speed labor. Those
who have labor support also experience breastfeeding success and are more
likely to have a positive birth experience.
Our Labor Support Team provides:
Our volunteers help you feel cared for, encourage you during your labor,
and can suggest comfort measure techniques and productive labor positioning.
Labor support volunteers are trained to nurture you and your partner for
a more satisfying birth experience.
Labor Support provide hands-on comfort measures like comforting touch and
massage, counter pressure, breathing techniques, cold or warm compresses,
They assist with positioning ideas, use of the birth ball and shower or
bath for comfort and labor progression.
Support for Fathers, Partners, Family
Marshall’s Labor Support provides support to your partner and family
too. We help them be as involved in the birth as much as they (and you)
would like. Partners, fathers and family are an integral part of the birth
and benefit from support too.
Getting Labor Support on Your Team
Labor Support is provided for any woman giving birth at Marshall Medical
Center and is free of charge. We have a team of Labor Support Volunteers
on call to assist with your birth. They are available on a first come,
first served basis depending on availability. Once admitted to the Birth
Center, please let your nurse know you are interested in using Labor Support
and we will contact a member of the team for you.