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!
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.
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
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