ESS Nurses in the Exhibition about Maternal and Child Care

Specialist nurses in maternal and child health from Hospital da Luz and Hospital Beatriz Angelo participated in the Exhibition of Maternal and Child Health Care, organized by the Ordem dos Enfermeiros to mark the international day of the specialty.

In this exhibition, held in Lisbon on May 5, the nurses from the two hospitals presented the services they work, highlighting its experience about mothers and babies care, labor and the postpartum period.

Courses on preparation for birth and postpartum recovery and projects about maternity quality and birth ball, among others, were some of the experiences presented by nurses of the Hospital da Luz.

The group from Hospital Beatriz Angelo, the public hospital managed by the ESS in Loures, presented work on new trends for the induction of labor with use of music therapy, aromatherapy and chromotherapy.

This exhibition aims to inform the general public about the work of specialist nurses in maternal and child health, involve citizens in activities presented and contribute to health education, providing information and raising awareness about issues related to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period and the provision of health care to women and newborns, promoting healthy lifestyles during pregnancy and postpartum.

The initiative had a significant participation, notably from hospitals with maternity services and health centers in the Lisbon area, having been present nearly two dozen health organizations.