Labor Support Volunteer
6 people are interested
Labor Support Volunteers assist Laboring Women and Their Families in the Birth Center
They Provide Emotional Support
Our volunteers help women feel cared for, encourage them during labor, and can suggest comfort measure techniques and productive labor positioning. Labor support volunteers are trained to nurture the woman and her partner for a more satisfying birth experience.Physical Support
Labor Support volunteers provide hands-on comfort measures like comforting touch and massage, counter pressure, breathing techniques, cold or warm compresses, and aromatherapy.
They assist with positioning ideas, use of the birth ball and shower or bath for comfort and labor progression.SUPPORT FOR FATHERS, PARTNERS, FAMILY
Marshall’s Labor Support provides support to partners and family too. We help them be as involved in the birth as much as they would like. Partners, fathers and family are an integral part of the birth and benefit from support too.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Marshall Medical Center Birth Center
1100 Marshall Way, Placerville, CA 95667, US
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life. But the process of giving birth can be overwhelming. In addition to the expert medical care from Marshall Birth Center's team of doctors and nurses, we now offer practical and emotional help through labor support volunteers. Research shows that women who use labor support are less likely to have a cesarean birth, or need medication for pain and to speed labor. Those who have labor support also experience breastfeeding success and are more likely to have a positive birth experience.
Marshall Medical Center's Birth Center
The new Marshall Birth Center opened in 2013 as a state-of-the-art facility and one of the Sacramento region’s most modern. It boasts spacious, all-private suites with many amenities to keep you and your family comfortable and safe. With a focus on breastfeeding and encouraging skin-to-skin bonding after birth, Marshall Medical Center was officially recognized as Baby Friendly Hospital (r) by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
Features & Amenities
Large birthing suites, where mothers can labor and deliver in the same room, feature an abundance of natural light. Rooms come equipped with both a whirlpool tub (to ease contraction pains) and a comfortable sleeper sofa (for your spouse or support person). Aromatherapy is available to relieve nausea or headaches. Our dedicated lactation consultants provide valuable breastfeeding instruction. Parents are also coached the benefits of skin-to-skin contact with their newborn. The Labor Support Team provides comfort measures, suggestions for labor progress and support for the family too.
We'll work with your schedule.
1100 Marshall WayPlacerville, CA 95667
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- Must be at least 18
- Two shifts of 8 hours per month with a one year commitment. On call calendar scheduling. Flexible shifts, hours around your availability.
- Pass a background check and health screening. Stay within scope of practice. Orientation and Training provided. Mentoring available.