Do you and your staff employ psychosocial support and the principles of trauma-informed care to improve outcomes for maternity patients and staff? What tools are you using? Has COVID-19 impacted pregnant and postpartum women? What is evidence-based and trauma informed care, and how does it support emotional well-being of patients, families, and staff? How do we help our clinical teams during a pandemic?

We recently hosted a webinar with Dr. Sue Hall about the impact of this pandemic on the maternity space, and the science behind the value of employing the principles of trauma-informed care to improve outcomes for maternity patients and staff. In a discussion led by Dr Hall, participants addressed their challenges and how they answer the questions above. The webinar is now available for download!

Covered in this webinar:

  1. Tools for improved patient interactions and overcoming barriers of How Covid-19 has impacted pregnant and postpartum women and providers.
  2. Details about “ Caring for Pregnant Patients and their Families: Providing Psychosocial Support During Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery ”, a 6-part developed in response to a federal grant to improve healthcare for pregnant women by educating their providers in trauma-informed care. The program has a focus on education for both providers and patients and covers the following four topics:
    • Using trauma-informed care as a basis for communication during pregnancy, labor and delivery
    • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: providing Emotional support during the perinatal period
    • Providing psychosocial support during the antepartum period of pregnancy
    • Providing psychosocial support during the intrapartum period of pregnancy
    • Providing psychosocial support during the postpartum period of pregnancy
    • Supporting labor and delivery staff as they support patients
  3. Educational video resources and digital tools from The Wellness Network that are being used to educate and activate patients from pregnancy through delivery. Ideal for both in person and distance-learning and engagement!

Sue Hall

Presenter: Dr. Sue Hall, MD, MSW, FAAP

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