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Monday, August 22, 2011

A shout out for good nurses

So now that I've purged myself of all my frustrations:), can I just tell you one cool thing a nurse did.  She held on the monitor while my client was in the shower, getting herself soaked in the process.  How often do you see that?:) 

I wanted to also ask all you wonderful women out there who had a good nurse, to please write a note to the hospital to let them know.  When I worked at the hospital most of the good notes came from women who were exceedingly grateful for the anesthesia, and all the bad notes from those who didn't get their epidural in time.  I don't think I ever saw a note that told how grateful they were or a nurse that supported them in a natural birth.

I wonder if we did that more, what it might do to the culture of birth....just a thought.

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Birth is a Journey: Does it have to be life changing?

  • One woman might have to climb on an overfilled boat, risking her life and nearly dying as she escapes over the ocean to come to this land. This experience could certainly be life altering. It may very well color the rest of her life, positively or negatively. (I overcame this amazing struggle and here I am triumphant! OR Holy crap, that was SO hard I don’t know if I can go on! By the way, neither response is “right”. No one would judge the woman with the 2nd response.)
  • One woman may buy an airplane ticket, sit on a comfortable 747 and fly to America with a nice smooth flight and landing. She is happy to be in America. Those welcoming her are glad she is here safe and sound. She may only travel by plane 2-4 times in her life, so it is pretty memorable. But the journey itself probably wouldn’t be life changing; it would simply be a journey.
  • One woman may learn to fly an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of geese into America teaching them to migrate. This experience could certainly be empowering and life altering.