Thank You to Our Nurses
The following picture taken by Katie Lacer of MommaKT Shoots Photography has become very popular on social media, and I can see why! Both as a nurse and as a mother, I have experienced what labor & delivery and post partum nurses do to care for their patients. It is such a vulnerable time for new mothers and the support that nurses give is never forgotten.
Katie Lacer was documenting the birthing process and told the Huffington Post that this picture was the mother’s first trip to the bathroom after giving birth. The changes that a new mother experiences during and after the birth of a baby isn't always the most glamorous of experiences. This nurse was helping the new mother by giving her an ice pack.
There is obviously so much more to nursing than just ice packs, but I couldn't help but think of all of the wonderful things that nurses do for their patients to take away pain and help them at a vulnerable time in their lives.
As a mother, I'll never forget the nurses that helped to ease the pain of childbirth and help me adjust to my body after my daughter arrived. As a nurse (who has never worked L&D), I was amazed to observe the nurses as they seamlessly helped with the birthing process.
Thank you to our nurses who sacrifice so much to ensure that patients are well cared for regardless of their ethnicity, background, or culture.