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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thank You Nurses + $100 Gift Card & Pampers Giveaway!!










Nurses are the ones who help you get settled into your room and prepared for delivery.  They coach you through contractions.  They bring you 1,003 cups of ice and washcloth after washcloth for your forehead.  They listen to all your complaints and try to help you minimize the pain in any way they can.  They do everything.  They do all this, and then in swoops the doctor to deliver the baby, and then he's out in about 15 minutes.  The nurses were with you for days.  My mom (that's her in the left of the first photo) is a nurse, my sister is a nurse, and I have quite a few friends who are nurses.  My mom always like to say that the nurses are the ones who do all the work.  Mom, you'll appreciate that comment.  = )  Honestly, I think both the doctors and nurses are amazing, but today we are going to talk about the nurses who helped you bring your little one into the world. 



Right now Pampers is having a Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Campaign.  Pampers is honoring nurses across 3 different award categories:  Labor & Delivery, NICU and Postpartum.  Nurse nominations can be shared now through December 14, and Pampers will be honoring 3 finalists with short documentary videos and other awards that you can read about here.  There will also be a Pampers #ThankYouNurses twitter party hosted by iConnect tonight from 8:00-9:00pm CST.  Prizes will include American Express gift cards, diapers and wipes to 4 different winners, so make sure to be there!



I've talked about it before during my IVF story and Leighton's birth story, but we had so many great experiences with nurses from going through IVF even up to delivery.  It was such a long and scary process, but it makes me appreciate every single moment with Leighton so much more.  I feel so blessed to have her in my life with me and to have had such an amazing crew of doctors and nurses throughout the in-vitro and delivery process.  To help celebrate, Pampers wants to make life #betterforbaby and is teaming up with me to give away a $100 American Express gift card and pack of Pampers Swaddlers to one lucky reader.  To enter just use the rafflecopter widget below!  P.S.  The giveaway here is open to anyone to enter, not just nurses.  = )  Which nurse would you nominate for the Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Awards?




126 comments:

The Dunlaps said...

Loved this post!

NICU nurses are the reason my sweet baby is healthy and at home!

Nancy said...

My BFF is a NICU nurse. When my water broke with my first daughter, I called her and she talked me through everything and what to expect next. My second daughter had jaundice really bad and the NICU nurses were so wonderful! I am very thankful for nurses! A wonderful nurse named Grace helped deliver my second daughter who was stuck. She knew exactly what to do and because of her, I was in a lot less pain and my daughter was delivered quickly. My daughter's middle name is Grace!

Gillian Vega said...

I was in labor and delivery for 2 days before finally needing a csection after 4 hours of pushing! I cycled through many nurses and they were all fantastic and so supportive!

HS said...

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

the cape on the corner said...

my best friend's baby was in the nicu for 2 months, and she is so thankful for the nurses and her surgeon.
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Lisa Brown said...

My sister recently had great nurses with her delivery: these they are indispensable.

Brooklyn Jolley said...

My friend's baby was born 3 months early and the NICU nurses became best friends with my friend. They were an amazing support system for her!

rajee pandi said...

#betterforbaby My nurse taught me how to hold and carry baby safely at home

momof2girls said...

My little guy spent 2 months in the NICU and the nurses were our and his angles. We are still in touch with these wonderful ladies.

Jessica Gitler said...

i could not have lived without my labor and delivery nurse ... I cried my eyes out when she took me over to recovery and I knew I wasn't going to see her again!!

Jordan Troublefield said...

Entering on behalf of my sister who just had a baby! The nurses were amazing- my sister was extremely uneasy/upset because the baby was turned and she could not deliver her little babe. The nurses were very reassuring of having to use the vacuum....and how procedures go.

Mami2jcn said...

I had my 4th c-section 9 weeks ago and there was a nurse who was particularly helpful in letting me sleep!

Betsy Smith said...

she was very helpful when i had my son

Evelyn Louangsithideth said...

Beautiful! Nurses really took care of me when I had my baby! So glad for the work they do

Katie Dettelbach said...

Love this post! LO was in nicu for a week, u am so thankful for all of the hardwork the nurses did to help our little one get strong!

Lauren said...

My nurses took amazing care of me right after I delivered my baby.

kellyr78 said...

After I had a C section to have my daughter the nurse helped me during my recovery was very helpful and kind.

Michelle Towry said...

We're currently going through infertility and going to start our first (hopefully last) IVF cycle in January. The nurses at our clinic are amazing and so helpful especially with phone calls and answering questions.

Page Zettlemoyer said...

With my first child I was unable to nurse. I expected the same problem with my second, but I had a wonderful nurse in the hospital that helped me to get him to latch well. I can't thank her enough.

jenlee said...

My OB nurse has been phenomenal with every question/worry I had. Not only was she very intelligent, but she always has a smile on her face and treats me like I'm the most important person.

Thomas Murphy said...

My sister just had a baby and had a great nurse that make life #betterforbaby

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Janet W. said...

The nurse I had after giving birth to my first daughter made life #betterforbaby because she took a lot of time helping me and showing how to get her to properly latch on while feeding. I was so thankful!

Ashley Sanderson said...

I have so many nurses to pick from! First was our IVF nurse, Joan. She was amazing and dealt with all my crazy through the IVF process. Then came Kyle. She was my LD nurse during Raegan's labor. Her shift was over before I had Raegan, but she made sure to come find us on her next shift to check on us. When Raegan was transferred to the NICU, she never left our side even though we were already in the post partum wing, she checked on us constantly! Then our NICU nurses. Oh there were many! But the one that spent the most time with Raegan was Stephanie. When we walked in one morning and she was holding Raegan and singing, I knew we had found a good one! Nurses are absolutely amazing!

Katie Hanson said...

aww what a sweet post! my sister is due any day and at her hospital tour, we had a great convo with the nurses in the department. they really made us feel like it would go smoothly!

Kristyn @ Carolina Fireflies said...

Just dealing with me during this pregnancy makes them heros! I'm still trying to figure out what to bring with me when I go into labor in a few weeks to say thank you!

Cynthia Gaarder said...

Just because she helped me stay calm when I couldnt have meds because it was to late

Jessica W said...

A nurse named Katie cleaned my bloody legs. I will never forget her kindness and I wish I could send her flowers!

Amanda Sakovitz said...

She helped me through the delivery

Maribel said...

My nurse help me lot with all the questions and to breastfeed my baby

Elena said...

I would like to thank the nurse who helped me to deliver my son

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Thanks for sharing this giveaway. I don't have a child yet, but I know a lot of people that have and I know some people that are nurses so I appreciate all of the nice ones that really care about their patients.

Kate said...

So far, the nurses have been so helpful and kind! They are always the ones who talk to me when I call into my doctor's office, panicked over one thing or the other because this is my first pregnancy. Although not related to pregnancy or delivery, I had a team of awesome nurses who helped me through recovery, after I had surgery for Crohn's Disease. One nurse would bring me these disposable toothbrushes that didn't need water--my mouth always felt disgusting but I wasn't allowed anything to eat or drink. She would also braid my hair for me and help me feel like I looked presentable, even though I felt so rough and still wasn't allowed to shower.

Bri Eason said...

My nurses were fabulous both times I was in the hospital, but the nurses in the special care nursery when I had Ella take the cake. They would take my (frequent) phone calls & answer all my questions, totally understanding all of my anxiety about leaving my precious little girl in their hands.

SuperLuper said...

I am currently pregnant through IVF as well and looking forward to welcoming my little one in January. While I am currently waiting to meet my awesome team of nurses, my sister is an ER nurse and has been for 7 years now. She does all these little extras for her patients and truly cares about them. I am planning on having some gifts ready for all the nurses. They deserve so much for what they do.

Sarah said...

They made me feel like everything i was going through was normal :)

Mrs. H said...

With my son the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and I had a very short window to deliver him naturally. My nurses remained so calm and positive, they helped me feel the same way.

Jessica B. said...

I had a nurse named Lisa when my son was born. She was so patient, answered all my questions, and made me comfortable. She even stayed past her shift to help deliver my son.

Elle said...

When I had my 1st child, the nurse helped me so much.

Elisabeth said...

My favorite nurse is the lady 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!

Jessica To said...

My main nurse when I was in labor really helped explain things to me and was really kind. She made bringing my son into this world easier.

LauraJJ said...

Oh a nurse who touched our family was my nieces nurse! She was born too early and weighed only 1 pound 9 ounces. Her Nurse Lindsay was so wonderful with the whole family. She had so much compassion. She was so good to pick you up on the harder days, or even for a hug when you needed it the most. Today my niece is a healthy 7 year old and still very close with her nurse!

Caitlin Klomstad said...

My wonderful aunt is such a selfless Nurse. Thanks to all the nurses!

starla b said...

You wrote that so beautifully about the nurses. I agree with you 100%! With my first born I had an absolute terrible delivery/ before delivery. I was scared, in pain and no idea of what to expect. I will never forget the woman who helped me every step of the way. I still am in contact with her today and that made it #BetterForBaby ! starla.batesATyahooDOTcom

Giant Sis said...

NICU nurses were so great for my cousin when she was born 4 months premature! They made us feel welcome and kept us up-to-date on her progress when we couldn't make it there.

hkschulte said...

The nurses who helped me through my delivery were all great! I wish I could have gotten all of their names.

Elisabeth Rennell Hosmer said...

All the nurses at UCLA Labor and Delivery! They treated me like family!!!

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

The nurses that helped me were all so sweet and caring! One of my favorite nurses visited with me and chatted for quite awhile during the middle of the night when I was suffering from insomnia!

Ann Raye said...

My nurse was super attentive

Megan Zuchowski said...

When I was in the NICU the nurse staff was so awesome. They met all my needs and made me n baby feel comfortable

Katie B said...

I graduate nursing school Saturday and will be working as a L&D nurse. It is an amazing feeling being part of such a special time!

Dawn Monroe said...

The nurse my daughter had during childbirth was understanding and kind.

Natalie said...

There was one nurse who helped me deal with my first miscarriage. She hugged me a lot and even cried with me when I found out.

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Tabathia B said...

She brought my baby to visit me when I was in ICU

latanya t said...

by giving me medicine and answering my questions

Natalie B. said...

A nurse made life #betterforbaby for me when my grandson was born. He had several nurses that took wonderful care of him and my daughter in-law. :)

Mary Cloud said...

I had a lot of NICU nurses that helped my son when he was born premature

JMc said...

Nurses are amazing!! And they put up with a lot! It takes a special person to do that job. And they are the ones with the real bed side manners. Bless them for the work they do!

jenmalonee said...

A very wonderful nurse made sure I was able to sleep in between feeding time for my son. That was so nice of her. #betterforbaby

Shelly Peterson said...

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

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

The nurses cared for my son 24/7 while he was in ICU for 4 days after birth. They did a great job comforting me that he was in great hands.

Cassandra Eastman said...

I felt like my nurse really helped me with breastfeeding , she really seemed to care and that meant so much to me.

The Smart Savvy Mama said...

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

ellie said...

I had my first baby at 17. I was very scared and had a super nurse who helped keep me calm.

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Crystal said...

I don't have kids, but my mother has been in the hospital several times in the past couple of years, and she's had some great nurses!

Christy DuBois said...

With my first baby my husband worked away from home therefore we weren't able to take a delivery class. I was scared with it being my first but my nurse was an absolute angel. She told me exactly what to do and when in order to have the best results for our baby and for myself. She made a world of difference.

Amanda Buccieri said...

I was in labor for so long with both of my babies and my nurses were the greatest! Caring, attentive, and helpful!

Amy Orvin said...

Joanna showed nothing but kindness and patience the whole time.

Ash Z said...

My nurse was so nice - She was like a friend with my husband and I. She chatted when I needed reassurance and distraction. She made me feel like we mattered.

Bridget Heiple Reich said...

I had two C-sections and my nurses were awesome both times!! I needed lots of extra help and they were there! :) Also, my mom is a nurse and she is always there for the kids and me! :) #betterforbaby

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

After my c-section I was in horrendous pain and they wanted me to stand up. Every time I did I would vomit or pass out. So, I refused to stand up. The nurses were getting very angry with me and quite frankly being rude. Finally this amazing nurse came over to me, hugged me, said she was so proud of me, gave me some more morphine, and it took forever but she got me standing up and from that point on my long recovery started! I will NEVER forget her!!!

Maria Elena Dominguez said...

With my last baby I wasn't able to make it to my hospital that I was suppose to deliver at because I lived 3 hours away so a nurse practitioner delivered my baby at a different hospital and she was the best. So glad I didn't make it to my hospital of choice because she was so good.

Hey It's Me Casey said...

My nurse while delivering me second baby couldn't have been any better. She made me feel so comfortable, and that's hard when you are about to deliver a baby!!

Bridgett wilbur said...

I had the best nurse when I gave birth to my daughter.

Emily Smith said...

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.

laroyal said...

We had a NICU nurse who was super helpful with my first baby! She was always so caring and helped put my worries at ease.

Nicki said...

By showing kindness and empathy.

Noelle Hillam said...

My nurse gave me confidence that I could really do this!

Shannon Weel said...

My nurse was so amazing when I delivered both babies. Nurses are beyond special people!

sandyhills x said...

I would have to say that one that helped me recover from an injury. She was really compassionate and showed a lot of empathy - shaunie

Melanie Montgomery said...

My baby girl turned blue after I delivered her, I was a wreck but the nurse helped me stay calm and even let me see my baby (who I was told I couldn't see until she was seen by a cardiologist).

Meghan Malicoat said...

When I had my first child I was a nervous wreck and the nurse helped to comfort and ease me to make things #betterforbaby

Heather said...

I just had my third baby 4 days ago and my delivery nurse made it #betterforbaby by ensuring he stayed alive. My placenta was apparently dying which was making my son's heart rate drop with every contraction. She kept turning me in different positions and ensuring me that we were going to both make it through just fine...and because of her vigilance, we did without any interventions!

Barbara Montag said...

I had the best nurse when our first born arrived.
I had been so anxious and she was a big comfort for me.
She even helped me with suggestions for baths.
thank you

carol clark said...

taught me that life is here at the moment never give up cause you loose faith

Vickie said...

A very special day we will never forget!

Mercedes Lyne said...

My nephew was born super early and we depended on nurses to help for many many months!

stephanie jones said...

i loved the nurses i had when i gave birth

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J-Fred said...

Oh my stars, Laura! I just cried after going back to read your IVF story and Leighton's birth story. You know I think Leighton is an angel, and I know how much love I felt when I saw Seraphina for the first time, but I can only imagine how your heart must have exploded when you saw sweet Leighton.

J-Fred said...

Oh my stars, Laura! I just cried after going back to read your IVF story and Leighton's birth story. You know I think Leighton is an angel, and I know how much love I felt when I saw Seraphina for the first time, but I can only imagine how your heart must have exploded when you saw sweet Leighton.

Tara said...

She was awesome in the delivery room!

colleen long said...

She helped me with my breathing when I gave birth.

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Liberty Thompson said...

The nurses I had during my labor were impeccable and I was so blessed to have their support.

Stacey Roberson said...

When my husband and I were living abroad, we decided to have our expecting child in a local clinic in a developing country. I was terrified because many of the nurses didn't speak English. The project manager's wife was a nurse and decided to schedule to come visit when I was planning to give birth. She helped me through every step of the process, motivated and encouraged me when I wanted to give up. I want to thank her for her support and helping me make it through.

Aisha said...

My nurses helped me recover faster during my c-section with each of my 4 boys. Each of those nurses deserve to be nominated.

Janice said...

My sister had great nurses when she had my niece. They were very attentive and accommodating.
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Melanie Fee said...

I couldn't have made it through the delivery of our baby girl a few weeks ago w/ out my nurse Bobby... she was an angel & with me every step of the way!

Karla R. said...

I don't remember my nurse's name but she taught me how t o breastfeed my baby.

Caitlyn S. said...

I have 2 daughters- one is 9 and one is 2.5. My 'baby' girl was sick when she was born so she had to stay in the NICU for 9 days.... we thought she may be there for 30 days or more. The NICu nurses and the nurses who work for my OB were so nice. My mom is also a nurse and my grandmother was a nurse. But the nurses in the hospital were all so nice. (There was one who was not so nice but I'm not going to let one ruin it for the rest lol). There was actually one nurse who was super nice and really talked to me and wanted to know my 'story' and was really supportive. She even came and checked on us after we got moved from the nicu to a regular room before we got discharged. Nurses are great! I actually did 3 years of nursing school and really want to go back to finish!

Alina Conn said...

I will never forget the nurses that helped us in every way possible right after giving birth. We were sent home but returned to the Emergency Room because my li'l one had jaundice and was dehydrated. We had to stay two more days in the hospital while he laid underneath the mini tanning bed. They were there for hugs, love and information not only for my li'l one but for both my husband and I. Amazing what they do and did.

shelly said...

My labor nurse was awesome; patient and easy going.

Hannah Stephens said...

My labor and delivery nurse was awesome! I was in labor for 72 hours and she stuck with me. She held my hair when I was throwing up, she got me another amazing nurse (Kristen) once I had delivered, she could have left when her shift was over but she stuck with me. She never pressured me to do anything differently than what I wanted to do. I am forever grateful for her. And to top it off she was pregnant with her third child at the time.

Sean C said...

The nurse that hugged me and told me everything would be okay and helped me feed and put my baby to sleep the first night at the hospital.

Ashley Perez said...

Words of wisdom were given :)

terry maigi said...

When our first daughter was born our sweet nurse, Suzannah, made the experience amazing! Being a first time mom I was a nervous wreck. But she was so helpful, encouraging and calming. She is amazing!!!

Karrie Millheim said...

She taught me all the things i Needed to know about baby care

Kayla Coleman said...

The nurses with all my babies have been so exceptional I couldn't have asked for better nurses! With my first in 2008 they showed my husband and I how to bathe my son, how to care for his circumcision among other things. They are truly sent from above.

Sarah Hayes said...

she was there to answer all the questions i had after having my LO. she helped me walked and move! she was amazing and so sweet

Katie Fought said...

I haven't had my baby yet, but I hope I have great nurses when the time comes!

nightowl said...

When I had my first child I had pre-eclampsia and was very nervous when they had to induce. The nurse kept me calm and took care of all of my needs at that time. After she was born, the nurse made sure that I got some rest, too. (Rafflecopter name is Kimberly)

The Fantastic Four said...

My first born was emergency c-section and I couldn't have done it without the nurses!!
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Lee Mckoen said...

My nurse all came though and helped me with my preemie!

Diane Estrella said...

My stepmother has been a nurse for years and will be retiring in the next couple of years. She works in a nursing home.

cakyjo said...

They made me feel comfortable and not silly for asking "silly" questions :)

Birdie Bee said...

When my first child was born, a nurse named Jo was so helpful and informative. I so appreciated her as I was a first time mom.

Domestisketch said...

My nurses helped relieve my pain and my worries by making me feel totally comfortable and catering to my every need. The nurse I had was really wonderful.

Domestisketch said...

My nurses helped relieve my pain and my worries by making me feel totally comfortable and catering to my every need. The nurse I had was really wonderful.

Vunda Vall said...

I have yet to have kids, so i dont have a personal experience, but i know some amazing nurses

Heather Sebastian said...

The nurses we so reassuring during the births of both my kiddos! #nursesrock

Kaitlin Boles-VanFleet said...

I was in labor 6 hours and ended up in an emergency c-section, so thankful for great nurses to help during this time.

Rachel Beltz said...

By going out of the way to make sure everything could go as smoothly as possible! They really do care and love patients!

Amy P said...

The amazing nurse at primary children's hospital this last spring! Really helped my daughter and us feel welcome and comfortable and loved. She was amazing through a hard time!

Linda said...

Having a baby is scary especially if it's your first and nurses are amazing at being thoughtful and helpful.

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When my daughter was born, I was having trouble nursing. A nurse help me learn how to do it before I left the hospital and I had no trouble at home.
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