St Paul’s introduces first-in-Canada maternity Positioning Band (Scott Harrison, Maternity)

A local hospital is introducing a new maternity positioning band, the first of its kind in Canada.

St Paul’s Hospital now carries the Canadian-made Joeyband, which allows mothers who deliver through C-section to safely engage in skin-to-skin contact with their babies. The band helps to secure a baby to its mother. C-sections are a particularly straining type of childbirth, and mothers who endure it often have compromised ability to hold their newborn.

St. Paul’s will be the first hospital to offer the device, and it was created in response to an overwhelming amount of research showing the importance of skin-to-skin contact between the mother and the newborn child.

Guest: Scott Harrison, Director for the maternity centre at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver.

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