MOUNT VERNON - The Foundation for KCH is pleased to announce its new fundraising campaign, “Labor of Love” to the community. The goal is to raise funds for a series of upgrades for the Birthing Center. These will include maternal-fetal monitors and an advanced birthing simulator.
“We’re very excited about the addition of wireless maternal-fetal monitors,” said Joanne Yates, RN, BSN, Director of the Birthing Center. “They allow moms the flexibility and freedom to walk around during the labor process.”
The Novii wireless system monitors fetal heart rate, maternal heart rate, and uterine activity, all with a single 'peel and stick' patch. It is effective for monitoring mothers with a high body mass index (BMI) and minimizes the risk of confusing the maternal and fetal heart rates. This wireless, belt-free system allows the expectant mother greater freedom of movement and a more comfortable birthing experience.
The campaign will also raise funds for an advanced full-body birthing simulator called the SimMom that has accurate anatomy and functionality. SimMom will facilitate multi-professional obstetric training using both manual and automatic delivery modes. Birthing simulators represent the best clinical training exercises available as difficult delivery scenarios may be practiced and prepared for should an unusual case occur.
For more information about the campaign, contact Lori Wilkes at 740.393.9602 or by email at Lori.Wilkes@KCH.org.