Miss Samantha Nightingale – What do women need to know about induction of labour?

Supporting women’s experience of birth following induction.

Women after induction of labour

Midwife Samantha Nightingale makes induction of labour film.

What do women need to know about induction of labour? A co-creation approach to supporting women’s experiences of birth following induction of labour led by Miss Samantha Nightingale.

For a variety of reasons there has been a move to offer induction of labour (IOL) to more women, which has led to an increase in demand for induction of labour. But the process can have a significant effect on overall birth experience.

There is evidence that some women develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a traumatic birth experience.

PTSD is also known to be associated with negative effects on child development, and mother-infant bonding and relationships.

Research midwife, Samantha Nightingale, is developing a film to help mothers prepare for the induction process using the views of 20-30 women who have experienced induction and know what is involved.

The resulting short film will be made available on YouTube for women, so that they can be better informed and better prepared.

The Research Midwife Programme is funded in partnership with the Burdett Trust for Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives.

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