It is a story from a long time ago.
From somewhere, from someone - recalled; vaguely.
The inspiration it enkindled - remembered; clearly.
Storytelling; everliving connector.
From teller to the receiver. Convertor of latter to former.
From moved to driven to move. Nourisher of improvement.
The tale recollected:
Milieu: Birthing room, activity +
Participant (newcomer): Questions the sudden silence in the room.
Participant (habitual): Enlightens on the sense of quietness; birth is imminent.
The environment: Thus, in preparedness for welcome.
A sensitive approach at a sensitive time.
A facilitator of an ambiance favourable of bonding, a best practice principle in immediate postnatal care.
The significance attributed to quietness sheds light on the rendezvous itself. A better understanding of the dyad’s unique melody of communication is therefore gained as are the clinical implications of practice during this moment.
A time for that specific story to resonate and in occurrence encourage the shaping of behaviour.
Some may have the privilege of implementing best practice initiatives in such a milieu, perhaps some might be inspired to share a story, in turn.
Narratives could bridge acquired knowledge and clinical practice.
May your journey be melodious.
 World Health Organization (2017). WHO STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/mediacentre/communication-framework.pdf
 Widström, A. M., Brimdyr, K., Svensson, K., Cadwell, K., & Nissen, E. (2019). Skin‐to‐skin contact the first hour after birth, underlying implications and clinical practice. Acta Paediatrica, 108(7), 1192-1204.
 Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (revised 2018) key clinical practice: Facilitate immediate and uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact and support mothers to initiate breastfeeding as soon as possible after birth Implementation guidance: protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services – the revised Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2018. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
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