Thoughts about Wireless Foetal Monitors
I am INCREDIBLY grateful that I was able to use a wireless monitor whilst giving birth to my second baby.
Due to having an emergency caesarian section with my first baby, I would not have been able to have the positive birth experience I had without it. Having experienced labour where no wireless monitors were available, I really know what a difference it made to be able to walk around/move during contractions rather than being stuck in a bed as I was the first time around.
Then being able to have a water birth because of it was quite simply amazing. After the traumatic experience of my first daughter being delivered by an EMCS, I found that the positive water birth helped to heal a lot of the sadness I felt about my first experience of childbirth. The water birth was such a positive event in my life that was only possible because of the wireless monitor.
I can only imagine how different/difficult it would have been if I had been forced to stay in bed to deliver my second baby. The result of having a good birth experience this time was that I felt really well, happy & energised after giving birth and was immediately able to spend time with my newborn and with my three year old. I am quite certain that the wireless monitor contributed greatly to making all of that possible.
I was thrilled when I learnt that it would be possible to use one in Jersey and I have spoken to other women here who have felt the same way. As such, it even made a big difference to my feelings/anxiety level prior to going into labour. Thank you so much for making it available to women like me ~ Maddie
Thoughts about Baby Lifeline Training for health professionals
This CTG study day has been excellent. Change is never easy but the education and knowledge gained on this day should enable midwives to be empowered to support obstetricians in giving safer care to women in labour.
Excellent content, well delivered. Would benefit from this study day on a yearly basis. *Philip's Footprints can confirm that this study day is classed as critical training by the Head of Jersey Maternity and is included in our annual commitment to fund two courses per year.*