Shepparton and Tatura Rotary Club has donated a new birthing chair to Goulburn Valley Health that will allow women a more natural birth experience.JENNA BISHOP March 12, 2014 4:21am
Rotary Club of Shepparton's Jenny Sim and John Anderson and Goulburn Valley Health maternity services manager Bernadette Wardle with the new birthing chair.
New state-of-the-art birthing equipment is available at Goulburn Valley Base Hospital to help expectant mothers deliver children in a more natural way.
The BirthRite Floor Studio is designed to allow women a more natural, upright birth experience and maximise the effects of gravity.
It encompasses the ergonomic chair, a side table, secondary chair for the midwife and a special floor mat.
Goulburn Valley Health maternity services manager Bernadette Wardle said the chair would give expectant mothers another birthing option.
‘‘There’s been a gap in our services for expectant mothers, we’ve been waiting for this equipment for years,’’ she said.
‘‘It was fantastic to fill that gap. Maternity services are really excited about having this new equipment to support women during birth.’’
Rotary Club of Shepparton president John Anderson said the donation was part of a yearly donation program to local and international groups.
‘‘The project was to do something in the community, but it had to be maternal health based,’’ he said.
Mr Anderson said a chance conversation with a nurse led to the discussion of what equipment the hospital’s services needed, where the BirthRite equipment was identified as a first priority.
The chair is available for mothers who have a low birth risk.
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