By Ahmet Abdulaziz…..

The Near East University won the first prize in the  1st International, 3rd National Childbirth Education and Educators Congress  held at Ilıca Hotel Spa and Wellness Thermal Resort in Çeşme, Izmir on 18-21 October 2018.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Serap Tekbaş and Asst. Prof. Dr. Dilek Sarpkaya from the Department of Birth and Women’s Health Nursing of the Faculty of Nursing of Near East University participated in the congress with verbal presentations and was deemed eligible for the first prize.

According to the details provided by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University , the 1st International 3rd National Childbirth Education and Educators Congress was held with the participation of nurses, midwives, obstetricians, gynecologists, psychologists, physiotherapists, family physicians, doula and all health professionals devoted to childbirth education. The main theme of the congress was “New Concepts, New Ideas, New Techniques”.

The congress provided a platform for the participants to make verbal and poster presentations and discuss a wide range of topics covering all aspects of childbirth including prenatal, perinatal and postnatal periods. The first prize in the verbal category was awarded to the oral presentation entitled “The effect of childbirth preparation education on the birth plans of the primipara women and the effect of the birth plans on the birth process: Quasi-experimental study”; a study conducted by Asst. Prof. Dr. Dilek Sarpkaya Güder with Professor Mesut Yalvaç and Professor Gülşen Vural.