My First Encounter with Memorable Nurses and a #Giveaway!

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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! @Pampers #ThankYouNurses

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

  • 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 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 

  • 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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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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0 thoughts on “My First Encounter with Memorable Nurses and a #Giveaway!

  1. I remember my nurse when I had my gallbladder surgery last year. I was so nauseous from the anesthesia and he was the only one that figured out what to do to help me. Once he did I was so much better and able to go home

  2. The most memorable nurse was the one that was attending my Mother when she was in the hospital for cancer. She was very thoughtful and answered all of our questions.

  3. For us, it was my nieces nurse! She was born early and weighed only 1 pound 9 ounces. Her nurse was so wonderful with the whole family. So much compassion. Today my niece is a healthy 7 year old, and remains in close contact with her nurse!

  4. The most memorable nurse I have encountered is my best friend Susan! She is a dedicated nurse who does not call in sick and really loves her patients. I have been helped by her over the years with questions I have about my kids.

  5. The most memorable nurse I encountered was the nurse after I gave birth to my oldest daughter. She was so kind and helpful. She took a lot of time showing me the proper positioning of breastfeeding my daughter and was such a huge help.

  6. For us it would be the nurse 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!

  7. One of my best and long time friends is a hospice nurse. The work she does inspires me to appreciate life and not take a single day for granted. She is a phenomenal woman in my life.

  8. Our nurse midwife Katherine was amazing during the birth of my twins last month. She was so calm and reassuring, giving me back rubs and hot compresses and coaching me through the hellish pitocin contractions! She was off duty but stayed for the birth and actually ended up delivering my girls herself!! She ROCKED!!!

  9. I think all my nurses and mid wife were awesome that assisted in the delivery of my kids. 🙂 The midwife was my lead nurse and she was awesome as it took my dr. a little longer to get to the delivery room.

  10. When my daughter was born I ended up having to have a C-section unexpectedly. My nurse, Wanda, was so kind and patient. She really made a difference in getting me through it.

  11. When my first son was born, my husband and I being new parents were a bit insecure. The nurse that I had was so caring and took the time to show us how to care for our newborn son. Thanks so much.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. When i had my first C section I ended up with a infection so I had a nurse who came to my house and had to clean and pack my wound daily. I will always remember her because she was kind and made me feel great when she weighed me and encouraged me to continue to lose the weight after having the baby.

  15. There was a nurse named Danielle and she's the one that held my hand while I was surviving contractions and made sure I was taken care of in labor and delivery. She was amazing.

  16. Our most memorable nurse was Elaine. My husband has cancer and we were both scared. She made sure his pain meds were just right, she sat down and talked, she made him and I feel like we mattered. I kknow this isnt a birth story but she trumped that, Elaine was and is the most compassionate nirse I have ever met anywhere.
    ellen beck on the form

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