This review was made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% mine.
As moms, when we prepare for a new baby, we tend to have a long list of things to have in place. We go over those lists, wash and rewash the new babies clothes, go through their stuff one thousand times, to help ensure we are ready for their arrival. We also find ourselves imagining the big day, planning how things will be done, hoping that when the day comes to deliver baby, things will go as smoothly as possible.
For myself, I learned that even with all of the planning that can be done, we can not truly plan out how a birth will go, and when the time comes, having the support around can help to make the birthing process a less scary one for new moms. I found that the nursing staff which was present for each of my babies births, were very supportive. They helped to make the process for myself and even my husband a less intimidating and scary process by giving us words of encouragement and helping to keep me as comfortable as possible during labor and delivery.
I found that with the nurses that were there during the birthing process of each of my babies, that they had hearts like none other. I mean, throughout the process of labor, even when they had a floor filled with laboring mothers, they gave me the care and attention I needed at the time. Then once I delivered, the nurses both in the delivery room and the nursery, treated and cared for my babies as if they were their own babies. Ensuring both myself and my babies were healthy and well cared for while we were in their care.
For this, I found that before leaving the hospital with our new baby, I wanted to thank the nursing staff, by not only telling them thank you but by also creating gift baskets for them to enjoy at the nurses stations. Because I know that aside from myself and my own baby, the nursing staff took care of a number of other new mothers and their babies, and making each of us feel cared for and special.
Recently I was introduced to an amazing incentive, one where Pampers Swaddlers and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) have teamed together to allow parents to nominate their favorite nurses! With this amazing initiative, parents, friends, family and even co-workers can share their stories of the nurses who helped them when it comes to making life better for baby!
You can nominate your favorite nurse or even coworker if you are a nurse, between now and December 14th. The nominations will be made for the following which include Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Postpartum. Once all of the nominations are in, there will be 3 finalists chosen, one from each category, and announced in March, then a grand prize winner in May. From there, the 3 finalists from each category will be honored with short films that document their unique and inspirational stories as nurses, and given a one year membership to the AWHONN and attend the 2016 convention along with other great prizes! You can find the rules, along with where you can nominate the nurses and the list of prizes by going here: https://tongal.com/pampersnurses
Also, you can enter to win some great prizes yourself by joining us for the Pampers #ThankYouNurses Twitter Party!
- The Pampers #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
And to help make with making life with baby a little easier for you, the wonderful people from Pampers would like to give one of my amazing readers a pack of Pampers Swaddlers and a $100 AMEX Gift Card!
The nurses who cared for my first son (who was born 8 years ago today!!) was born with low blood sugar and had to be in ICU and on a glucose drip. I was so scared and they did a great job!
The nurses that cared for me when I had 12" of my small intestines removed..they were amazing..always friendly and so patient.
A nurse who has made a difference in my life is my grandma! She has shown me how to be so giving & caring & she always puts others first! Another nurse who really made a difference for me was Nurse Glenda, who was my nurse when I was admitted into the hospital with blood clots. She is the person who taught me how to give injections to myself. She really made a difference & spent so much time helping & cheering me on so I believed in myself that I could do it!
My primary care provider who's a nurse practitioner makes a difference in my life all year long. She's the most compassionate and caring health care professional I know. She's always there whenever I need her and does everything she can to keep my healthy.
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I recently just had cataract surgery and I just loved the nurse who took care of me before surgery. I don't remember her name, but, when I went in for my left eye she sought me out and gave me a kiss on my cheek. It made me smile.
My Mom was a nurse. She made a HUGE difference in my life.
A wonderful nurse called Katie helped my niece when she was born prematurely.
My nurse at my OBGYN office has made a huge difference in my life. I'm a breast cancer survivor so she knows every office visit is very stressful for me. She's so kind, caring, and helpful.
The nurse that helped me the most, was the hospice nurse we had when my fiance passed away. Great comfort and understanding was provided.
The nurse who worked with my Dad after he had his leg amputated was fantastic. She was able to convince him that anti-depressants and a mulitvitamin were good for him, something I was unable to do.
My daughters aunt is a nurse and she stayed past her shift to go into the OR with me for an unplanned C-section. I was very grateful to have her there.
For the last 2 months of my grandmas life, a wonderful hospice nurse, Carol, took wonderful care of my grandmother. She was gentle, comforting, caring, and was able to make my grandmother happy. Not to mention, to help with her pain and comfort.
The nurses that treated my husband for cancer were friendly, caring, empathetic, and keep a positive attitude; worth their weight in gold 🙂
One of the best nurses I've had the pleasure to know is Chandra, a neuro nurse who cared for my daughter through her surgery and recovery.
My labor & delivery nurse was wonderful!
I've had 4 c-sections and the nurses were all very helpful and compassionate.
The nurse that comforted me when my daughter was in the hospital deserves recognition.
I would nominate my best friend who is a nurse and she is so dedicated to her patients and rarely calls in sick. She takes care of the elderly. And she has helped me over the years with my health care concerns.
I would nominate a nurse who helped me to deliver my son
The nurse I would like to thank is the one who helped recently deliver my nephew during a very traumatic and difficult birth.
the nurse i had when i delivered my daughter was amazing- was so thankful for her!
A nurse who helped with my first baby was so caring and helpful, I still think of her all these years.
The nurse that helped me when I was recovering from a c section helped me a lot and she was very patient.kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom
I had a hard delivery with my son; the nurse who helped with the delivery was great!
My bff is honestly one of the most caring and talented nurses I know. She genuinely cares and puts her whole self into her work to ensure that her patients receive the quality of care and attention that they deserve. Additionally, my favorite nurse and BFF just had her first baby last week – a beautful baby boy. I would love to see her receive recognition for all of her hard work and selfless spirit! Thanks for the chance to win!wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com
A nurse that made a difference in my life was Joanna. She is more than caring and loving .
The nurses who cared for my wife after the birth of our daughter!
The nurse that took care of my dad when he had cancer make a difference in our lives. rounder9834 @yahoo.com
My husband had a nurse when he was in the hospital who had her young daughter make cards for him.
I had a wonderful nurse named Lisa when I had my son. She was so patient, answered all my questions, and made me comfortable. She even stayed after her shift was over to help me deliver my son.
the nurse at my recent hospital stay was wonderful and very understanding.
One nurse that made a difference in my life was 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.
my father had a wonderful nurse who helped him through his cancer surgeries sad to say she developed cancer and has since passed away. thankyou, ken email@example.com
Sarah is a very special nurse to us, she was one of the nurses who cared for our little guy when he was in the NICU. She went above and beyond and cred for our son like her own.
A college friend of mine is now a phenomenal nurse. She's previously made a difference with me telling me to advocate for my own health care in regards to my chronic condition. That has made a huge difference.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
My delivery room nurse for our first child was the neatest!It was a long labor and she was such a comfort.thank you
The nurse that helped to delivery my daughter when the doctor wasn't in the room yet was amazing. My daughter came out with breathing problems and the nurse got my daughter the help she needed since the doctor wasn't there. She saved her life
The nurse who helped the midwife deliver my daughter was great!
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I would love to nominate the nurse who cared for my son after he was released from ICU
The nurse that was attending my Mom when she had cancer was very helpful and answered all our questions.
I would nominate my aunt Jen. She goes above and beyond her job when helping others in need.
the nurse that helped after I had my daughter was amazing. she was so kind and made me feel at ease
nurse who work at NICU take care my son
my sister-in-law is a nurse. She probably saved my Mom's life by insisting she be taken to a different hospital when a first hospital had discharged her. It turned out she had sepsis infection & was NOT getting better. It could have killed her.
The delivery room nurse I had was amazing! She helped me out so much!
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!
it was five years ago when I had my son. the nurses were kind and very helpful.
i don't know any nurses
I loved my lactation nurse, Melissa, She helped me after my youngest son. She sat and talked with me for about an hour. Most nurses and doctors rush out when you aren't a first time mom. Not her, though! She was a doll
Katelyn was a kind nurse that made us feel comfortable and secure during our stay.
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The nurses who cared for my father after his stroke were amazing.
The nurse that delivered my son was amazing!
I had many wonderful nurses when I was in the hospital having both my boys! They all made a big difference.
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.
The nurse that helped me during my difficult csection with my son. He had to be resuscitated, and I'm thankful that they were able to get a heartbeat back.
My youngest daughters nurse was amazing. She was informative, kind and funny.
My youngest daughters nurse was amazing. She was informative, kind and funny.
My grandma's home health nurse is awesome and always makes sure she is taken care of
When I had my first child, there was a nurse named Jo who helped me out tremendously. She was a really awesome nurse.
my peds nurse doreen is amazing with her daily smiles
I don't remember my nurse's name but she taught me how to breastfeed correctly.
My favorite nurse taught me about courage and strength.
I had a good teacher in high school that was a nurse.