Wednesday, June 27, 2012
needed by nursing students
Released by Anne Russell
you're a pregnant woman who will be having her baby in a Fraser Valley
hospital between September and April, you're in high demand by University of
the Fraser Valley nursing students.
will be having their babies in the Fraser Valley are once again
invited to help a UFV nursing student learn about pregnancy and
childbirth from the patient's perspective. Women having their babies
at Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Surrey Memorial, Ridge Meadows, Peace
Arch, Langley Memorial or Royal Columbian hospitals are eligible for
Countless UFV nursing students have had the opportunity to shadow a
pregnant woman through doctor visits, prenatal classes, labour and
delivery, and the postnatal period through the Moms-to-be program
over the past 16 years.
"It's been a wonderful opportunity for our students. It gives them a
chance to experience the pregnancy and birth process up close from
the perspective of the mother and her family," said UFV nursing
professor Marlene Upton.
The students complete this component of the program while they study
the theory of maternity nursing and before they take clinical
training in maternity wards.
Women who are due between September and April and who will be having
their babies at Fraser Valley hospitals are eligible to participate
in the Moms-to-be program.
If you agree to participate, the student nurse will meet you (and
your partner if applicable) for a "get to know you chat." The range
of prenatal experiences the student may be involved with include a
visit to the doctor, a prenatal class, and providing support for you
and your partner during all of your labour and delivery, and a visit
For more information, or to volunteer, call UFV's Health Sciences
Centre toll free at 1-888-504-7441. Ask for the Health Sciences
Centre at local 2841. Or email Marlene
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