Kacey PrestonParenting and Child Development students pose with "Nurse Nancy" at Wesley Hospital in Joplin.
by Kacey Preston, FACS teacher
January 29, 2008
The Parenting and Child Development Class visited Wesley Hospital in Joplin for a tour and explanation of the labor and delivery process. The students were able to reenact a birth. Each student played a part of someone that would be needed for the delivery of a child. The parts played were Mother, Coach, Nurse for Mother, Doctor/Midwife, and Nursery Nurses. The students were told the responsibility of each job and then had to reenact the scenario at hand.
After the reenactment the students asked question about the process and careers available in this department. The students were also able to look in the neonatal area to see how the babies who are born with difficulties are kept and the kind of equipment that is needed to care for them. Nurse Nancy also encouraged the students boys and girls to care for their bodies now so there is a less likely chance for them to have a child that is kept in that area.
Students who participated included Natalie Brown, Tiffany Morey,
Stefani Alexander, Daytonica Hensley, Molli Parsons, Megan Herron,
Nurse Nancy, Kylee Sneed, Cassie Blyth, Ashley Lock,
Krista Whetzell, Will Morris, and Natasha Roberts.