Comfort Measures Video

by Samantha Caterson on November 29, 2020

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Samantha Caterson

Hi everyone! My name is Samantha Caterson, and I am a nursing student at Penn. I have wanted to be a midwife for as long as I can remember, so I am VERY excited to be here and begin my dive into working with women through pregnancy, labor, and delivery. I know I am a bit late to the game, but I have finally gotten around to uploading my comfort measures video!! Enjoy 🙂

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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    Marcy Ganoe

    Hi Samantha,

    Congratulations on completing your doula training!

    I’ve been a doula for 7 years, and worked with PALS for the first 3 years. I moved to the West Coast for a midwifery apprenticeship, and now I’m in nursing school to eventually become a CNM. I didn’t take Debra’s training, so my way of doing things might be a little different. Here’s my feedback for you:

    Good use of hand acupressure!
    Double hip squeeze - make sure you take time to find where your hands should go. Locate the anterior superior iliac crests, and place your palms just inferior to that spot.
    When doing the rebozo belly sifting, make sure the rebozo is evenly spread around the belly from top (just under the breasts) to bottom, not bunched up.

    Good luck on your journey to becoming a midwife!

    Marcy

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