A local workshop is helping to teach people how to respond to an unexpected baby delivery in low-resource scenarios.
"Many of us will travel all over the world in our lifetimes," Charlene Campbell, a locally licensed and nationally certified midwife, told BYU-Idaho Radio. "Why not know this? If we're in a refugee camp, if we're just in a supermarket one day and somebody is in labor and they need our help?"
The class is called The Errand of Angels: Emergency Co-ed Childbirth Class and focuses on helping people assist women in labor in a low-resource situation like a car, grocery store or even natural disaster-ravaged areas.
"One thing that we do know is that emergency childbirth is the number one emergency at any given time, anywhere in the world, so it really is an important thing to know how to respond safely to," Campbell said. "We're basically teaching, kind of a like a CPR class, but it's for childbirth."
Campbell says the free, five-hour course includes a service project, active practice simulations and an educational video from a previous class. The course is Saturday, November 18 at 10 AM to 3 PM.
You can listen to the interview below.