New Mommy Bliss: My First Encounter with Memorable Nurses and a #Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My First Encounter with Memorable Nurses and a #Giveaway!

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Disclaimer: This review was made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% honest and all mine! @Pampers #ThankYouNurses



As we were growing up, my mother would always make sure our health was Top-Notch!  I never really encountered any nurses unless I went to my routine check up. Everyone ALWAYS remembers their doctors, but what about their nurses? I encountered SO many wonderful nurses the day I checked into the hospital to have my beautiful baby girl. Here's how I remember them...



Although I was scheduled for a January 9th due date, my daughter wouldn't make her grand entrance until a week later. On the 15th, I was induced and being that if was my first time going through this I had a LOT of questions. The first nurse on duty was very sweet! She listened to my questions and answered them calmly and very informatively. One of my questions being "How does it feel when my water break?" Her answer "Well, It'll feel like a rubber-band snapped. It wont hurt at all, but the following contractions will be uncomfortable." She chatted with me for a few more seconds and left the room. 5 Seconds later, I paged her back in due to my water breaking. She wasn't upset. She wasn't annoyed. She was happy for me.


After 22 hours of labor, My daughter made her entrance into the world within 10 minutes of pushing on January 16th. The Doctors were great in leading me through it since I skipped out on Lamaze classes and a nurse was there providing any needed support for me and for baby. Everyone followed baby to go see her being given her first check up and make sure all was alright. I, on the other hand, was left with my mom and a sweet nurse (different that the first) who helped me get on my feet and take a few steps (since I had gotten an epidural and was Numbed).


January 17th: Morning Nurse. She brought in my baby and said "Hey mom, want to try feeding her?" Of course I was scared, but it was something I couldn't wait to do. It didn't go so well, but that nurse reassured me that it happens, it's not my fault, and that it's going to take time. She actually went out of her way to find me an available breast pump (with new accessories) so that I could let down. I kept my baby for a whole day, then the next day was time to get another check up. The nurse picked her up, then brought her back that afternoon with a cute little Bow hat that I had asked her to find for me. She also gave me words of encouragement when they delivered the news that there was a great possibility that my sweet baby girl had hearing loss. I loved my Nurses.



Pampers is launching a Thank You Nurses Awards program, which honors nurses across three award categories: Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Postpartum. Pampers wants to invite parents to share their stories of nurses who helped make life #betterforbaby by submitting a nurse nomination to the Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Awards at www.tongal.com/pampersnurses.
  • Three finalists, one in each category (Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Postpartum), will be announced in March and the grand prize honoree will be announced in May. 
  • The three finalists will be honored with short documentary videos showcasing their unique and inspirational nursing stories. Each of the three finalists will receive a one-year membership to the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), attendance at the 2016 AWHONN Convention, Procter & Gamble care packages, and more. Visit tongal.com/pampersnurses for full prizing details.
  • In honor of these nurse winners, three Pampers Swaddlers scholarships will be made available to help nurses from underrepresented groups complete their studies toward a Master of Science in Nursing degree.
**Nurse nominations can be submitted between November 9th and December 14th**
  • See details and official rules at spr.ly/6181BPvMF. 
  • Winner must be a resident of the US or Puerto Rico, 18 years or older. 
  • Nomination period ends 12/14/15 at 3PM EST.
 
Photo Courtesy of Pampers
You can also join the Pamper #ThankYouNurses Twitter Party, hosted by iConnect will take place on November 19 from 8-9pmCST (9-10pm EST). Prizes will include: 
Prize 1: $50 AMEX plus diapers and wipes 
Prize 2: $75 AMEX plus diapers and wipes 
Prize 3: $125 AMEX plus diapers and wipes 
Grand Prize: $350 AMEX plus diapers and wipes 
RSVP: diapers and wipes 


GIVEAWAY TIME


87 comments:

  1. The most memorable nurse was the one that helped me to deliver my son

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  2. The most memorable nurse I have encountered is my best friend Susan! She is a dedicated nurse who does not call in sick and really loves her patients. I have been helped by her over the years with questions I have about my kids.

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  3. My friend of 25 years, Donna, is a dedicated NICU nurse.

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  4. A nurse who helped with my first baby was so caring and helpful, I still think of her all these years.

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  5. For us, it was my nieces nurse! She was born early and weighed only 1 pound 9 ounces. Her nurse was so wonderful with the whole family. So much compassion. Today my niece is a healthy 7 year old, and remains in close contact with her nurse!

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  6. So sweet. I remember my nurses being funny and encouraging.

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  7. My Aunt, she is a caing, loving nurse

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  8. My good friend had a wonderful nurse who helped her greatly during her high risk pregnancy, and both baby & mom are doing great now.

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  9. The most memorable nurse was the one that was attending my Mother when she was in the hospital for cancer. She was very thoughtful and answered all of our questions.

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  10. My husband had a nurse when he was in the hospital that had her daughter make cards for him.

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  11. The nurse that helped me during my recovery from a c section was memorable. She was very helpful and nice.

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  12. When my son had surgery last month, the nurses were very kind and caring with him and me.

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  13. The nurse I encountered on my recent hospital stay.

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  14. The nurse in my pediatrician;s office and I have become friends. She has supported me for almost 12 years, we have a special relationship! Nurse Anne!
    Mitch

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  15. I will always remember the nurse who comforted me when my daughter was in the hospital.

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  16. My daughter's pediatric nicu nurse and my icu nurse were incredible during our week stay due to complications during delivery.

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  17. I remember my nurse when I had my gallbladder surgery last year. I was so nauseous from the anesthesia and he was the only one that figured out what to do to help me. Once he did I was so much better and able to go home

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  18. When i had surgery she made sure i was warm after waking up from anesthesia, my feet were freezing she got me extra socks

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  19. When I had my breast biopsy done I had the most awesome nurse.
    I was so nervous and she was such a comfort to me.
    thank you

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  20. My friend Rachel, she is an outstanding nurse !

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  21. The most memorable nurse was my aunt who came to my aid when I was injured.

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  22. My daughters aunt is a nurse and she stayed past her shift to be with me in the OR during my unplanned C-section, I was so grateful to have her there.

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  23. A nurse that helped my family after a surgery.

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  24. The most memorable were the nurses at our local cancer center who treated my husband for cancer. They were positive, caring, and empathetic.

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  25. Since I've had 4 babies, I would say they were all memorable but I think it would however be the one after I had my own surgery. She was amazing!

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  26. The most memorable nurse I encountered was the nurse after I gave birth to my oldest daughter. She was so kind and helpful. She took a lot of time showing me the proper positioning of breastfeeding my daughter and was such a huge help.

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  27. I would have to say a nurse who helped me when I with my accident. She was kind and compassionate more than any other . - shaunie

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  28. For us it would be the nurse that just showed my husband and I around the Labor & Delivery unit. I’m due in a month and a half and am very nervous! The nurse was very reassuring and made us feel very comfortable!

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  29. A wonderful nurse who was there for my husband after a small surgery.

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  30. My wife is the most memorable nurse I encountered ... I married her :)

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  31. My Grandmother is the most Memorable Nurse I know - she's the best

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  32. The nurse attending to my daughter while she was giving birth was the best ever!!

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  33. One of my best and long time friends is a hospice nurse. The work she does inspires me to appreciate life and not take a single day for granted. She is a phenomenal woman in my life.

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  34. My sister in law. She is an amazing nurse who is super caring and always willing to do for others.
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  35. I had nurse Lisa who was so supportive and caring while my son was sick!

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  36. My most memorable nurse was my aunt who took such good care of us when we were sick as kids. I miss her a lot now that she's gone.

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  37. When my first son was born, my husband and I being new parents were a bit insecure. The nurse that I had was so caring and took the time to show us how to care for our newborn son. Thanks so much.

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  38. My memorable nurse is one of my best friends, she's an ICU nurse, and the most patient and loving nurse ever.

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  39. The nurse I had when my youngest was born was amazing!

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  40. Our nurse midwife Katherine was amazing during the birth of my twins last month. She was so calm and reassuring, giving me back rubs and hot compresses and coaching me through the hellish pitocin contractions! She was off duty but stayed for the birth and actually ended up delivering my girls herself!! She ROCKED!!!

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  41. The nurse who helped me recover after my c-section was incredible!

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  42. My DIL and my niece are both nurses-they are certainly memorable!

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  43. The delivery nurses that helped me have my son. It was somewhat of a difficult birthing, but the nurses were amazing

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  44. I have not encountered a memorable nurse

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  45. I would say the nurse I had when my oldest was born. I was terrified and she went out of her way to comfort me.

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  46. When my daughter was born I ended up having to have a C-section unexpectedly. My nurse, Wanda, was so kind and patient. She really made a difference in getting me through it.

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  47. A fantastic nurse who helped my brother after his accident.

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  48. I think all my nurses and mid wife were awesome that assisted in the delivery of my kids. :) The midwife was my lead nurse and she was awesome as it took my dr. a little longer to get to the delivery room.

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  49. Gail who helped deliver my first two babies

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  50. The most memorable nurse was Joanna.

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  51. My favorite nurse that most stands out is Nurse Janet. When I had my first baby, everything was totally new to me and my milk wasn't coming in. She told me to start pumping (as well as having the baby suck on my breast like I was doing). After trying a couple of pumping sessions, my milk finally came in and I was so relieved. I wish I would have started pumping to help get the milk going right away, but am so thankful to her for her advice! Julie smartsavvymama@gmail.com

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  52. I’ll never forget one particular nurse. Her name was Sophia. She helped me when I was in labor with my first son. She was so sweet and funny. I was so scared and stressed about giving birth, but she was very reassuring and motivating. She was very attentive and even stayed an hour past the end of her shift, because she wanted to be with me until I gave birth. I was pushing for almost three hours, the OBGYN told me that if I didn’t deliver after three hours, I would have to have a C-section. Sophia kept me going, I was exhausted after 14 hours of labor and not getting any sleep for the past 34+ hours. I’m sure that my baby boy would have been delivered safely if she wasn’t there, but she made it enjoyable, even when I was in pain. My son was in the NICU for the first couple days due to me having a fever when he was delivered (just a precaution). She was off for two days after I delivered, but she came to visit me and my baby. She really went above and beyond. Anyone to have her by their side during delivery is very lucky.

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  53. When i had my first C section I ended up with a infection so I had a nurse who came to my house and had to clean and pack my wound daily. I will always remember her because she was kind and made me feel great when she weighed me and encouraged me to continue to lose the weight after having the baby.

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  54. The nurse I had for my labor was great.

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  55. The most memorable nurse was the nicu nurse.

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  56. My sister is an LPN working with the elderly.

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  57. It would be the one male nurse that helped deliver my baby 30 years ago.

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  58. It would be my sister in law who is a RN and a very dedicated one.

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  59. My nurse in high school, who was also the nurse in middle school.

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  60. The nurse I would like to thank is the one who helped recently deliver my nephew during a very traumatic and difficult birth. She is very memorable!

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  61. Mine would be the nurse that helped me when I gave birth to my daughter. She went above and beyond her job to help me through it all.

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  62. Our school nurse is very helpful to all of us.

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  63. It has to be the nurse that took care of me when I was in the hospital last month.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  64. My awesome sister in law she works so hard to help others

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  65. don't know any nurses and thankfully haven't needed on lately - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  66. my best friend is an awesome nurse, she is so kind and helps everyone

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  67. THE NURSE HAD MY KIDS' PEDIATRICIAN'S OFFICE IS SO GOOD WITH THE KIDS :) IT MAKES GETTING THOSE DREADED SHOTS MUCH EASIER :)

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  68. I loved my grandmother's nurse Kathy. She was so nice and kind and very patient.

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  69. the nurses that were there for me when I had my son.

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  70. The nurses that cared for my late husband when he was in ICU.

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  71. I had a nurse rub my back clean up my vomit and tell me I was beautiful while I was in labor!

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  72. My cousin is a nurse so she is most memorable to me.

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  73. Nurse becky at our lockal hospital is the most memorable nurse

    joe gersch

    joebissy@mail.com

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  74. I work with a great team of nurses

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  75. The nurses who helped me with my labors were phenomenal!

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  76. There was a nurse named Danielle and she's the one that held my hand while I was surviving contractions and made sure I was taken care of in labor and delivery. She was amazing.

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  77. My most memorable nurse was Stephanie who was very kind, helpful, and reassuring when I was in the hospital last year.

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  78. Our most memorable nurse was Elaine. My husband has cancer and we were both scared. She made sure his pain meds were just right, she sat down and talked, she made him and I feel like we mattered. I kknow this isnt a birth story but she trumped that, Elaine was and is the most compassionate nirse I have ever met anywhere.
    ellen beck on the form

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  79. Oh I totally remember the nurse in the hospital with my third child. They truly are a gift!

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  80. The best nurse was the nurse I had when delivering my daughter. She was fantastic!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  81. I had a great teacher in high school that was a nurse.

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  82. The most memorable nurse is actually my best friend! She's such a great source of info and encouragement :)

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  83. The most Memorable Nurse I have encountered was the nurse that took care of my dad when he had cancer.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  84. Vanessa is the most memorable. She's a labor and delivery nurse, and so amazing!

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  85. My older sister is the most memorable - a labor and delivery nurse,

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