Entering motherhood is one of the most profound and intense experiences in any woman’s life. It begins with the baby’s birth, which can be fulfilling or traumatic depending on multiple circumstances. Medical facilities continually face the challenge of ensuring their patients’ comfort during labor and delivery, requiring a comprehensive inventory of essential equipment. Rubberized calf rests are in high demand among patients and staff because they offer several benefits during the birth process.
Hospitals vs. Birthing Centers
Hospital delivery has been the gold standard for expectant mothers for many decades, but delivering at birthing centers has grown in popularity over the years. One reason for this is that birthing centers often feel more home-like in their surroundings and approach to the delivery process. Some modern hospitals have now established birthing centers on their grounds. This step enables them to capitalize on this trend while ensuring patients have access to medical interventions if necessary.
How Calf Rests Work
One factor that can help a pregnant mother choose a medical facility for the birth of her baby is the quality and comfort offered in the delivery room. Several common delivery positions require the support of the patient’s lower legs. From the traditional birthing chair to the hospital bed, having calf rests support the legs enables the patient to push more comfortably. The calf rests also offer relief between contractions when the patient needs to relax and regain strength, without actively changing her physical position.
Cushioning and Sanitization
During delivery, the patient is subject to enough physical stimuli without needing additional discomfort. While calf rests provide stability and support, the rubberized coating adds a layer of cushioning to ensure softness and increase the patient’s comfort. Adding an exterior layer of hermetically sealed rubber creates a comfortable, durable product. Including an antimicrobial additive in the coating helps to simplify cleaning and reduce the risk of disease transmission.
Advantages and Benefits
A more comfortable birth experience using rubber-coated, cushioned calf rests results in a lower risk of postpartum depression. Patients who are satisfied with the equipment available to them during birth are more likely to recommend a medical facility to others, which helps to boost occupancy rates and increase revenue. The use of antimicrobial additives in exterior coatings helps to reduce contamination risks during delivery, and to maintain the lowest possible number of infections.
For more information on how to ensure your labor and delivery room increases patient comfort while reducing infections, please contact us at 810.376.2085.