How Nurses Make Life Better For Baby

This review was made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% mine.

It is still hard to believe, but I have another newborn in the house. I honestly never thought four kids was in the cards for us, and then it just happened. I have a beautiful new baby boy and we couldn’t be happier now that our family is finally complete. 

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But first let me back up. I was pretty shocked when I first realized I was pregnant. We weren’t trying to have another baby, it was just one of those things that just sort of happens and takes you by surprise. As with all of my pregnancies I was was worried. I had already had three c-sections, so the thought of a fourth really made me nervous since the risks go up with each repeat surgery. I was pretty anxious all the way up until the actual day of the surgery, but the one thing that really helped me on our scheduled day was the nurse assigned to me.

Her name was Jessica as well, and she was all mine, all day. I say that like a creeper, but I’m so glad that the hospital gives you one nurse who takes care of you through the whole process that first day, and I’m really glad I got the nurse I did. She was so wonderful at explaining every little process and step along the way (yes, I’ve gone through this before but each time you get worried, and really when you are in the moment you don’t remember all the little things that take place). 

Jessica brought me ice chips, and warm blankets, and more pillows, and she was very gentle whenever any type of test or procedure needed to be done. She really was an excellent nurse for me, but she was also really great with the baby after he was born. She made sure I could nurse him right away, while still on the operating table, and she made sure he was never out of my sight and was fully taken care of. I am so grateful for wonderful nurses like Jessica that make life better for mom and baby, that I am nominating her for the Pampers Thank You Nurse Awards. 

Nominate a Nurse

If you have a great story about a nurse who helped make life #betterforbaby, Pampers invites you to share their stories by submitting a nurse nomination to the Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Awards.  Nurse nominations can be submitted between November 9th and December 14th.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Win $100 and Pampers Swaddlers – Giveaway!

As an extra incentive, and as a thank you, fill out the entry form below for your chance at a $100 American Express gift card and a pack of Pampers Swaddlers. Nominations not required to enter, but greatly appreciated. Open to US 18+ only. 

 $100 Amex Card sponsored by Pampers

Additional chances to win 

The Pamper #ThankYouNurses Twitter Party, hosted by iConnect will take place on November 19 from 8-9pmCST.  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

 

Don’t forget to share — what’s your #betterforbaby story? Do you have a nurse to nominate?

 

 

Jesica H

My name is Jesica and I'm happy to 'meet' you! I'm just living life and loving every minute of it! I try to not let things hold me down or hold me back, I just live! Here at The Mommy Bunch, I offer solid advice on all things parenting, household, and living life as a working mom.

37 thoughts on “How Nurses Make Life Better For Baby

  • November 17, 2015 at 11:22 am
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    My best friend Susan is a terrific nurse who is so dedicated to her patients that she rarely calls in sick. She helps the elderly with all their care and is always smiling and she really loves her patients. She calls them her family!

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  • November 17, 2015 at 1:03 pm
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    Honestly I don’t remember any of the nurses in particular that helped me when I had my kids. They were all really nice, but no one really stood out.

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  • November 17, 2015 at 1:38 pm
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    I would nominate the nurse who helped me to deliver my son

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  • November 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm
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    My favorite nurse 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 we are still very close with her nurse!

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  • November 17, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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    I don’t really have an L&D or NICU nurse that I’d like to thank. However, when my daughter was 6 months old she accidentally burned her foot on hot soup. The nurse at the ER sat holding my daughter’s foot in sterile water for at least an hour. The poor nurse was soaked in water, but didn’t once complain or try to avoid getting wet. She did her job.

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  • November 17, 2015 at 4:19 pm
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    That is awesome that you had such a great nurse. Sadly, I can’t remember any of the nurses names that helped care for me.

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  • November 17, 2015 at 6:41 pm
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    Jessica sounds like an amazing person. There are so many hardworking nurses who deserve to be nominated!

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  • November 17, 2015 at 9:03 pm
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    Great post! Nurses are truly a gift from above. They make our lives easier.

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  • November 18, 2015 at 12:16 am
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    My buddy had Leukemia growing up – Id like to thank the nurse that helped him fully recover.

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  • November 18, 2015 at 1:08 am
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    I would nominate my aunt!

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  • November 18, 2015 at 11:16 am
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    All nurses get my nomonation they all were kind to me

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  • November 18, 2015 at 11:34 am
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    I nominate Karen who was my nurse when I had surgery in 1st grade. She would give me stickers each time I walked down the hallway with my IV.

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  • November 18, 2015 at 11:36 am
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    I am glad you were able to be assigned to a nurse that was able to give you the comfort you were needing. My soon to be ex husband is a respiratory therapist; as was his father. His mom, step mom, half sister, and aunts are all nurses.
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  • November 18, 2015 at 2:02 pm
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    This is such a great program to give back to great nurses!! I am a respiratory therapist in a large hospital and know several nurses who are very deserving!!
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  • November 18, 2015 at 3:06 pm
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    Nurses have a very important job. It takes so much patient and a special bedside manner to be a good nurse,.

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  • November 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm
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    I can’t remember my nurse’s name after I gave birth to my oldest daughter, but she was the best! She really helped me when it came to breastfeeding my daughter and showing me the proper positioning. She really took her time with me and it was such a huge help.

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  • November 18, 2015 at 5:43 pm
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    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!

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  • November 19, 2015 at 7:01 am
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    One of my friends is a nurse in an ICU, she’s so loving and dedicated! My son was a premie, he wouldn’t be here today without the great nurses who took care of him!

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  • November 19, 2015 at 8:12 am
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    Great giveaway! I’m really glad that you had a great nurse. That really does help.

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  • November 19, 2015 at 8:08 pm
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    Omg I feel bad!!! I can’t remember any of the nurses that helped when my duaghter was born!!! They were all super nice! I’m going to blame this on all the meds from my c-section ;-)!

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  • November 20, 2015 at 12:03 am
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    I am a nurse and have a lot of nurse friends. However, the nurse who sticks out the most to me was the angel who supported me during my trial of labor after cesarean. She never left my side and made sure I felt safe even when my birth plan had to change to a repeat cesarean.

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  • November 20, 2015 at 2:42 am
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    The nurses who treated my husband for cancer were caring, empathetic and kept positive.

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  • November 20, 2015 at 3:15 am
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    I didn’t think we were going to have one last baby either, but we did. And he’s amazing. 🙂

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  • November 20, 2015 at 9:40 pm
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    There was a nurse named Jo over 35 years ago who happened to be my lamaze coach as well as the nurse when my first child was born. She was so helpful as I was a first time mother and just couldn’t thank her enough for all of her help and information.

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  • November 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm
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    id nominate my moms best friend

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  • November 24, 2015 at 6:15 pm
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    I had a wonderful OB nurse that let me sleep between feedings with my son. This was a blessing.

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  • November 24, 2015 at 6:18 pm
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    I had a nurse named Lisa when I had my son. She was wonderful-so patient, understanding, and helpful.

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