It has been a while since my last baby was born, but I remember that joyful day that happened 7 years ago. I have 5 children and I remember all their births. My children's births were filled with plenty of pain but also plenty of joy. There were many nurses who helped me to bring my children into this world. Their births would not have been possible without the help of nurses. These nurses took great care of me when I was in labor and when I pushed my baby into this world. They helped me manage the pain of childbirth and helped me learn how to take care of my new baby.
One event that I remember, of a time a nurse took good care of me, was 21 years ago when my second child was born. It was a long labor for me and my son came into the world with the cord wrapped around his neck two times. Thankfully he was fine. Since he was born at 5:30 AM, we were both worn out. The nurse took my son to the nursery so I could sleep. When it was time to feed him, the nurse brought my son to me. This was my first time breast feeding and the nurse was there to help me learn. My son had a hard time latching on and the nurse patiently helped me through the process. She showed me how to hold him in a good position to help him latch on. When that did not work, she brought me items to further help my son nurse. She did everything that she could to help my son and I succeed at breastfeeding. My son was not able to latch on to nurse, due to weak mouth muscles(we did not know this at the time), and I made the decision to formula feed. That same nurse comforted me and let me know I was still an awesome mom. She let me know I did not fail my child by formula feeding. Two and a half years later is when we discovered more about how weak my son's mouth muscles were. He was not talking and needed therapy to strengthen the mouth muscles. It was a joyful event when my child finally talked at age three and a half.
Can you remember a time when your child was born that a nurse helped you? Pampers would like you to nominate that special nurse through the Thank You Nurses Awards program. You can nominate a nurse in three award categories: Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Postpartum.
That special nurse, if selected as a one of three finalists, will be honored with a short documentary videos showcasing their unique and inspirational nursing stories. The nurse will also 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. Their award will also help other nurses complete their studies toward a Master of Science in Nursing degree as three Pampers Swaddlers scholarships will be made available to underrepresented groups.
So think of a nurse who was there for you when you had your baby and nominate them through the Thank You Nurses Award. These nurses who help bring our babies into the world deserve our thanks. Click on the below link to nominate your favorite nurse.
- 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
I have a $100 AmEx gift card and a pack of Pampers Swaddlers to giveaway to one of my readers. All I ask in return is to help me get the word out about this special award, nominating a nurse would be awesome,but not required to enter my giveaway.
This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older. Chances of winning giveaway depends on number of entries. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified within 24 hours of end of contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited.
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Prize 1: $50 AMEX plus diapers and wipes
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