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Cheri Grant

How to Correctly Use Peanut Balls During Labor

  • Speaker: Cheri Grant , RN, ICCE, CLC, ICD, CLD, CD BDT(DONA)
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

In this presentation, those new to the peanut ball will learn how to use this tool to progress labor and experienced birth professionals will expand their knowledge. You will learn the original seven peanut ball positions and be introduced to a few new advanced positions. You’ll learn the latest research on peanut balls use in labor. You will learn how to properly cover, clean and store peanut balls. You will learn how to correctly size peanut balls for your client depending on what position they are using in labor. One size peanut ball does not fit all clients. Identify contraindications for the peanut balls. Differentiate how to place clients hips internal or external rotation, using this information in relation to where the baby is in the pelvis such as in the inlet, midpelvis, and outlet when using a peanut ball as a labor tool.