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Harmonicare and the USA Jointly Releases White Papers of Chinese Labor Analgesia

Author: Date:2017-05-15 11:21:30

Introduction: On March 8, the largest private obstetrics and gynecology hospital group in China—Harmonicare Medical Holding Co., Ltd. and the USA’s commonweal organization “No Pain Labor & Delivery--Global Health Initiative” held a press conference and jointly released the White Papers of Chinese Labor Analgesia, the first painless labor and delivery industry standard in China.

      This press conference was attended by LI Gang (an expert from the USA in anesthesia), Brodsky (an expert from the USA in obstetrics & gynecology), and LI Feng (Assistant to Chairman of the Board of Directors in Harmonicare), as well as representatives with tens of well-known media and over a hundred anesthetists and obstetricians. 

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Conference Site

        Labor and delivery, once known as the Curse of Eve, was always a process where a woman could give birth to a new baby only after going through pain and burning her own life. 

        Along with the development of science, labor and delivery was no longer a curse. To make Chinese women and babies enjoy a number of advantages brought by “painless labor and delivery”, in 2008, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University initiated, planned and vigorously promoted the large international medical public benefit activity “No Pain Labor & Delivery—Global Health Initiative” (hereinafter referred to as “No Pain Labor & Delivery—Global Health Initiative”). So far, it has entered its 9th anniversary and benefited millions of mothers and babies for eight years.

The White Papers is a guidance document for painless labor and delivery in obstetrics.

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Conference Site 

Obstetrics, acting as a discipline with high risks, concerns the safety and the health of both women and babies. To improve the safety of labor and delivery is the original intention of the activity “No Pain Labor & Delivery—Global Health Initiative”) to jointly release the guidance document for painless labor and delivery—White Papers of Chinese Labor Analgesia (hereinafter referred to as the White Papers).

The White Papers, written by Professor HU Lingqun from Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, the initiator of the activity “No Pain Labor & Delivery—Global Health Initiative”, reviews in an overall way the current situation of maternal delivery in China, the adverse effects of the high cesarean section rate in China and the development history of painless labor and delivery. The White Papers also points out that pain is the 5th vital sign, throe is harmful to mothers and babies, and the responsibility of medical workers is to reduce such throe with efforts.

The White Papers summarizes a great deal of meta-analysis based on literature and then points out that a large part of non-pharmaceutical labor analgesia is non-invasive and seemingly has no harm to mothers or babies but there is no high-quality research verifying the effectiveness of it. According to the results of studies and observations of years, epidural analgesia is the most effective labor analgesia method.

In the White Papers, the Technical Standards and Routines of Implementation of Painless Labor and Delivery is issued, where the technical specifications for painless labor and delivery and the work responsibilities of the personnel at various levels are formulated in detail and the possible abnormalities during painless labor and delivery and the corresponding countermeasures are unscrambled. The White Papers serves as the guidance document for painless labor and delivery.

Harmonicare will set up the funds for painless labor and delivery.

It is learnt that Harmonicare, to encourage more pregnant women to enjoy the advantages to be brought by painless labor and delivery, will invest in establishing the Happiness Funds for Painless Labor and Delivery and the eleven hospitals under the Group (including Fuzhou Modern Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Harmonicare Beijing Women & Children’s Hospital, Harmonicare Shenzhen Women & Children’s Hospital, Wuhan Modern Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Guangzhou Women Hospital, Chongqing Modern Women Hospital, Chongqing Metropolitan Women Hospital, Harmonicare Guiyang Maternity Hospital, Harmonicare Heilongjiang Maternity Hospital, Harmonicare Fuling Maternity Hospital, and Harmonicare Wanzhou Maternity Hospital ) will launch the standards of the Fund for painless labor and delivery; to apply for a happiness fund for painless labor and delivery, a user only needs to log into the official website of Harmonicare and submit the personal information.

As introduced, the application for such a fund will start in April.

Numerous stars support the activity No Pain Labor & Delivery--Global Health Initiative.

According to DENG Ziqi (a singer from Hong Kong, China) in the public-benefiting video for painless labor and delivery, which was played at the press conference, “every woman has an opportunity of becoming a mother and has the right to choose painless labor and delivery”.

In this public-benefiting video specially shot by Tencent for the activity “No Pain Labor & Delivery--Global Health Initiative”, medical experts like HU Lingqun (the initiator of the activity “No Pain Labor & Delivery--Global Health Initiative”), ZHAO Xingli (Vice President of Harmonicare Medical Group), and DONG Xiaoling (Director of Harmonicare Medical Group) give best wishes to pregnant and lying-in women and popular movie and TV stars such as Gloria Tang Tsz-Kei, QU Ying, RAN Yingying, WANG Yan, ZUO Xiaoqing, and MA Shuya also acclaim and cheer this activity by virtue of their own rallying points: “Please pay attention to the commonwealth activity ‘No Pain Labor & Delivery--Global Health Initiative’. ‘No Pain Labor & Delivery--Global Health Initiative’ cheers natural labor! We are just doing it!”

In addition, HU Lingqun also emphasizes that painless labor and delivery will not make mothers suffer from throe or fetuses suffer from torment, and will reduce the sense of fear during labor and the sense of tiredness after labor.

According to ZHAO Xingli, Vice President of Harmonicare Medical Group, Harmonicare has always advocated painless and safe natural labor and taken various actions to encourage natural labor. Based on the detailed introduction given by Director DONG Xiaoling, Harmonicare holds hundreds of lectures for popularization of science every year, to explain the advantages of painless labor and delivery to pregnant women and encourage natural labor, and it also ushers in the JCI standard from the USA to guarantee the safety of delivery women during painless labor and delivery.

The CCTV host Julien Gaudfroy provides live broadcast.

According to Julien Gaudfroy, a famous French host from the CCTV, “Happiness is a kind of scarce resources and a type of abilities, and I hope that my children can own an optimistic quality since they are born. I come to the site of the press conference today to do network broadcast of the grand occasion of the press conference towards the whole world through the platform of Tencent.”

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The CCTV host Julien Gaudfroy provides live broadcast.

According to the expression made by Julien Gaudfroy regretfully, “Painless labor and delivery has been very widespread in France as well. My wife is Chinese and has not enjoyed the advantages of painless labor and delivery when giving birth to the two children but I sincerely hope that more and more Chinese pregnant women and new dads can enjoy the advantages of painless labor and delivery.”

According to the serious expression by Julien Gaudfroy tilting his thumb, “The activity ‘No Pain Labor & Delivery--Global Health Initiative’ will be bound to work smoothly!”