This March, Nancy Travis of Cape Coral Hospital is teaming up with Stephanie Larson to bring Dancing For Birth™ to Labor & Delivery nurses. The hospital is hosting the workshop on location.
We are so excited to have two staff members attending the Dancing for Birth Instructor Training program in Cape Coral Florida. Our hospital, Cape Coral Hospital, is on a journey toward wellness. This wellness journey starts with the pregnant woman bringing a new life into the word. The Family Birth Place-Cape Coral Hospital is a birthing unit that supports a woman’s wishes and encourages our mothers to be upright and mobile during labor. We use birth balls, hydrotherapy for labor, and even have a telemetry system that allows mothers to be upright and walking throughout their labors. We are currently on a journey to become a baby friendly hospital. All of our nursing staff are certified as breastfeeding counselors.
We feel that the Dancing for Birth class will help us to encourage more women to take advantage of natural movement and dance during their pregnancy and also during labor to encourage an easier labor and birth. Our plan is to offer this course at our Wellness Center having a class in the day time and another class in the evening so we can support all mother’s needs. ~ Nancy McGeough Travis
Cape Coral Hospital is focused on provided family-centric care including the innovative approach to c-sections called “Gentle Cesarean” allowing immediate skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding which is an important part of seeding a child’s microbiome. If you haven’t had the chance to watch it, please watch “Microbirth“. Breastfeeding counselors and lactation consultants are available as well as on-site Childbirth Education with “Room In” newborns, providing the best care possible for the newborn to be seeded properly with it’s mother’s good bacteria to build the child’s immune system and lower risks of non-communicable diseases.
Dancing For Birth Education in hospitals in an important, positive step for women. Giving birth professionals the resources to provide support to laboring women with the understanding of activating instincts is important to creating the sacred space women need to birth naturally. The techniques used are designed to shorten labor, increase comfort, reduce the need for intervention, resolve fetal malposition, increase the mother’s satisfaction of her birth, and support breastfeeding and bonding.