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Your Nurse’s Impact on You

imadfghgesYour nurses while you are at the hospital can make all the difference in the world as to how you perceive your birthing experience.They even impact your labor and your breast feeding experience.
And I can tell you, there are some outstanding nurses at Women’s Hospital in Greensboro, NC….in Maternity Admitting, Labor & Delivery, Mommy Baby rooms….well, just everywhere!imslages
But please remember, nurses are people, too. And not every person is a personality fit to every other person.
If you feel the least bit uncomfortable, all you need do isask to see the Charge Nurse and tell her, with kindness, you would like to have a different nurse, if at all possible.


In all likelihood, if you are feeling uncomfortable, your nurse is probably also feeling some tension. Changing nurses is therefore a win win for all. As we all know….tension is not good for anyone….. not for you, not for your little baby, not for your nurse!!!
                       As always…….Your birth experience is important! It matters!!! imagdes


Some Suggestions for you…

Before going to the hospital…chyk
Write down all medications/vitamins/herbs you may be taking.
Write down pharmacy you use with address
Write down name of pediatrician and/or practice.
Write down all surgeries with dates.

When labor has begun…
481874_457720484278431_807533181_nNote the time when your contractions started to become somewhat regular.
Note the time when your water broke.
Note last time ate and drank.
Note time of last bowl movement.

You are going to be asked all of these things, more than once. If you write them down, you don’t have to search your memory while dealing with contractions and your partner can even answer for you.


Did you know that if everything is okay with your newborn, he does not need, or have to, go to the nursery???

Women’s Hospital of Greensboro, NC is beginning to follow the model of bringing everything to mom and baby, right on the L&D floor. And I say congratulations to Women’s Hospital!!!

What does this mean for you and your baby???

This means that you are able to continue skin to skin.

This means that there is no rush to initiate breastfeeding but you can follow a much more natural, calmer path.

This means that there is all the time in the world to cuddle, bond, nuzzle.

This means that there is ample time for your hormones, and your baby’s, to rage through your bodies and do so many beautiful things for you both.

This means that you get to give your baby his first bath.

This means that you are there to comfort when all of these new, some unpleasant, things are being done to your baby.

This means that you have the advantage of learning valuable information from the nursery nurse.

This means that after 40 weeks, plus labor, no one is going to try to remove your baby from your loving arms.

This means that you can relax and allow your new love to flow to your new baby!


Of course, this is all predicated on your baby, and you, having no medical issues.