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Nurses' importance during birth in time of COVID (and always)

Now that so many hospitals are allowing only one support person into the birthing scene, what extra role does the nurse play to accommodate for the change in plans? 

I mention in class that birth is not a spectator sport and everyone in the room should have a purpose.  The nurse has always had a purpose and sometimes gives up the part of the job they love the best so that others can comfort the mom.  Now that the only one support person is in the room, nurses graciously step back in to fill these comfort roles too.

If you are a nurse in L&D, please share the things you do to comfort mom and help her deal with pain and fear.

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