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Nurse 1: Hannah - she was alright, young and new and tried really hard to be nice...I didn't have her very long. (about 3 hours) so all she really did for me was start my IV. I'm glad I didn't have her any longer though.
Nurse 2: Angee - AWFUL. After ROM she kept yelling at me to get back in bed because she was "tired" of cleaning of my fluid. Bwitch, thats your JOB! Her hubby is an OB on the floor so she thinks shes a big deal. DH had to literally lock me in the bathroom so I could labor on my own because she kept telling me "If you get the epi, you'll relax and dilate faster. Do you want me to call?" I hated her. I had her from 7am-7pm on Saturday (The day Brylie was born)
Nurse 3: Dana. I LOVE Dana. still talk to her! She was my nurse both nights I was in L&D (fri, sat) from 7PM-7AM. She has had 3 natural births and was sooo supportive. She never left my side, she advocated for me, she gave Sam a break. She was simply fantastic. She would take the monitors off, slow down my pitocin, kick out OBs, rub my back..we really were a great match. I'm eternally grateful for her because I know I couldn't have done it without her.
December 9, 2013
5:20PM 8lb3oz 20.5"
Hospital water birth
I did not care for the nurse that I had when they first admitted me. She screwed up my IV (I am a very very easy stick too) and I bled all over the bed. Then she put the IV in the one place I asked her not to, stating that it was the only place that would work. (I knew it was total BS because I had been in the hospital before and had lots of IVs in my day.)
The nurse who came on that night was amazing and she called IV therapy to come and give me a new IV site. Loved her, wish I could remember her name.
The nurses that I had Wed. during that day were a blur. I got moved from one nurse to another and was not in hard labor or near ready to push, so I was ot in need of them. When I got my epi the nurse who came in for that was a chick I went to school with. She was so great and I wanted her to be my nurse, but she was leaving after that.
The nurse I had the 2nd night was ok, nothing spectacular.
The nurse I had during the day when Stella was actually born was really cool. Her name was Jane and it was her birthday too. She was such a good coach when it came time to push.
The nurse I had the later part of that day, and for most of the rest of my stay (minus nights) was sweet. Once Stella was taken to the NICU she knew that I was having a hard time with it. She was very supportive and super helpful when it came to my pumping. I felt so discouraged since my milk had not come in yet. She would find me the tiniest catheter that I could use to draw up the drop or 2 of colostrum that I would produce and she would make sure that it got to the nicu and was put in the formula.
I had all excellent nurses EXCEPT for the first nurse I had with Noah. She was a witch and the only thing she was worried about was getting out of there. Noah was laying sideways in my belly and she still had me pushing.. the new nurse and my OB were both able to spot that Noah was laying sideways the second the walked in and looked at my belly.
__________________ Andrea, Mama to.. Noah (2006), Nickolas (2007), Alyzabeth (2008), and Savannah (2010)
Many Many Thanks to GraysMama (Chelsea) for my AMAZING Siggy!!!
My nurses were great with both deliveries. In fact they were so great the first time that I baked cookies while in labor with my 2nd to give to the nurses--I was that sure that they would be great again.
Mama to a lower elementary school boy, preschool girl, and my miracle baby girl.
Two 10w losses (11/2010 + 8/2011)