Queensland midwives are calling for an overhaul of the words and phrases used during childbirth to ‘remove the pain’ from the delivery room.
Sunrise has shared that medical teams have been asked to say, ‘you’re doing really well’, to women in labour, instead of the old-fashioned term, ‘good girl’.
The research was originally published in a British medical journal highlighting the difference that positive language has during labour.
Other phrases they don’t want people to say include:
Delivered or High risk is also out.
Instead we should say:
“You’re having a healthy baby”
“You are doing really well” OR “You are having a slow labour”
Last year we shared how ministers in the UK were ridiculed for trying to ban the term “pregnant women” — as it could offend transgender parents. Read more on that here.
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