From the Field: Elele, Nigeria
Written by: Virginia Stone, RNC
We completed our third day of Helping Babies Breathe training at a nearby village. Today's two groups of trainees are all midwives who deliver babies. While listening to some of their stories, we identified several common birthing practices that need to be updated. We sensed that the midwives were agreeable to changing their methods to improve neonatal outcomes.
We focused our training on appropriate suctioning of the newborn and acceptable ways to stmulate breathing in newly birthed babies. Today's... read more