Supporting the supporters during labour

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How comfortable do supporters feel in the birth room?

Davis Harte has been studying the role of the supporters in the birth space, and has recently completed a video ethnographic study looking at one family’s labour over 15 hours. She found that the labour ward in question did little to help the woman’s supporters feel safe.

Davis is a PhD student in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney. She speaks to Ellen Leabeater.

To listen to the full program, click here. 

Image: eyeliam on Flickr.

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