There was a time when I wanted to be a nurse, and then life got in the way and I got married, started working had two kids, moved and it just never seemed to be the right time. I am always so impressed with what nurses to and how far they will go for their patients. In honor of that Pampers is launching the Thank You Nurses campaign, and I can’t think of any profession more worthy!
When I had my first son I was a mere 19 years old, and I knew nothing about what was happening, even though my husband and I went to La Maze classes. It was just very different then, they did not tell you the real story, or maybe they did and I refused to believe it.
I went into labor on a Tuesday morning very early and I called my husband we showed up at the hospital and we were sent home. This happened most of Tuesday and finally by late Tuesday night they kept me and we were off to the races. Wednesday came and still no baby, all during that time I had numerous nurses taking care of me and helping me try to have the baby. At one point my contractions were so intense I had three people rubbing my back. At that same time a nurse that had been with me for most of the day was concerned because they could not hear the baby’s heartbeat and she wanted me to roll over quickly, I would not let go of my husband or my mom’s hand and she could not quite get to me, at this point she pushed me on to my side and fell down onto the floor.
At the time, I did not realize that my baby was in danger, but that nurse did and she ended up in the emergency room that night with a broken arm from her fall. My son was born by C-Section on Thursday morning where we learned he was almost 10 pounds and would not have been able to fit in the birth canal. His heart was stopping because he was being crushed. What I remember the most about that nurse? That she cared more about me and my son than she did herself.
Nurses are like that, and I know many that have done things similar, some don’t get the breaks or the help they need, some are just tireless in helping their patients, bring new life into the world, or take care of sick moms. I would love to nominate the nurse that helped me have my son healthy, but he is 28 years old now, and I don’t remember he name, the hospital is even closed down. I will never forget her and my dad even sent her flowers the next day, to thank you for going above and beyond.
Pampers invites 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 atwww.tongal.com/pampersnurses. Nurse nominations can be submitted between November 9th and December 14th.
- 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 tongal.com/pampersnurses
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.
- 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.
Pampers wants to invite you to take part in the Pamper #ThankYouNurses Twitter Party on November 19 from 8-9 PM CST, you will get a chance to win:
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
RSVP: Visit tongal.com/pampersnurses
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Sue E saysNovember 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm
Definitely!! More than one nurse!!
Crystal E. saysNovember 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm
My mom is a nurse, and she’s always been there for me. I’ve been in the hospital for various reasons over the years, and she’s always been there to support me!
Richard Hicks saysNovember 23, 2015 at 5:15 am
Yes, many years ago one of my nurses amazed me when she went that extra mile to help me
ellen beck saysNovember 22, 2015 at 8:41 pm
My husband has cancer… the nurses and I mean ALL go above and beyond. If he hrts, they are there, if he waants ice cream or is hungry he eats if he needs anything theey are there. They are always kind, and have a smile. I love the nurses.
Sue E saysNovember 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm
Yes, I have had incredible caring nurses & I feel like a broken record answering this same question a few times.
Dawn Monzu saysNovember 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm
My daughter had my granddaughter 12 weeks early. The nurses were great, but one in particular (Kate) was amazing! She went above and beyond what she needed to do. I always say she was meant to be a nurse!!! It is definitely her calling.
Susan Smith saysNovember 21, 2015 at 6:10 pm
The nurse who cared for me during delivery was such a big help when I had difficulty nursing my daughter.
Denise Welch saysNovember 20, 2015 at 10:14 am
When my son was little he needed a operation, he loved how his nurse treated him and so did I, now my son is a nurse.
Dalanna saysNovember 20, 2015 at 2:16 am
With both my children my L&D nurse was exceptional, everything a nurse should be funny, caring, compassionate. I just gave birth to my first son in July and my nurse at john Muir was amazing rubbing my back through contractions as well as coaching me through them. I will never forget her. People who help you in your time of need are often the ones that leave lasting impressions.
Sue E saysNovember 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm
YES – I have!! I went into the labor/delivery area alone ready to have my first baby- just 2 weeks after I turned 18. Of course, I was young & scared. The 2 nurses that I remembered who stayed with me and talked me through it, were WONDERFUL!!! They were making me feel better afterwards also, saying how brave & good I did & what a beautiful baby girl I had. She had so much hair that they fixed it and put a bow in it. That was over 41 years ago! I never forgot my earth angels’ kindness!!
Michelle Elizondo saysNovember 18, 2015 at 3:14 pm
Ty saysNovember 16, 2015 at 6:05 pm
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had a difficult time gaining weight. I was assigned a nurse who went out of her way to enroll me in nutrition and lamaze classes. She also created a healthy menu for me to follow. She really was an amazing person.
Elizabeth saysNovember 16, 2015 at 5:02 am
While in the hospital for major surgery, one of my nurses went to the Gift Shop and bought me a little stuffed Angel and brought back to me because she was so sweet and trying to encourage me in my recuperation. Very touching.
Nancy Marcho saysNovember 15, 2015 at 1:57 pm
Nurses are so much more pleasant and informative than doctors. More compassionate too!
Natalie saysNovember 14, 2015 at 4:44 am
The nurse who cared for me during delivery would bring me ice chips all the time because I loved them.
Hannah C saysNovember 13, 2015 at 1:19 pm
Every nurse I’ve met has always been very considerate and sweet. They always make me feel comfortable and welcome. I have no specific nurse in mind but I appreciate every nurse whose ever dealt with me. I find that a lot of times, they are actually a lot nicer and more helpful than the doctor.
Natalie saysNovember 13, 2015 at 5:29 am
The nurse who cared for me when I had surgery in 1st grade went out of her way to make my hospital stay more comfortable and fun. She gave me stickers and video games.
Jess Lyn saysNovember 12, 2015 at 7:22 pm
I am a nurse and frequently go that extra mile for my patients. I love my job and could never see myself doing anything else.
Kimberly Flickinger (@kaflickinger74) saysNovember 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm
Yes, I had a nurse go and extra mile for me, she is my mother. She is a traumatic brain injury nurse and thinks of her family, friends, and patients before she thinks of herself.
Teresa Bean saysNovember 12, 2015 at 6:30 am
Nurses always go the extra mile. I really feel like they take care of me physically and mentally and that makes all the difference.
tisonlyme143 saysNovember 12, 2015 at 4:46 am
YES!! I know a nurse who is dedicated not only to her job but to those who she has around her,, My daughter who is pregnant is lucky enough to have her again though her second pregnancy..
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Rosanne saysNovember 11, 2015 at 9:18 pm
Yes when I was having my 4th son she stayed in the room the whole time and massaged my back
Sarah Phillips saysNovember 11, 2015 at 8:16 pm
Nurses are amazing.
I remember being eleven years and I had to go to a children’s hospital because I was bleeding internally from a burst polyp. I could only eat liquids for 2 days and I was absolutely miserable. I had a nurse who brought me slushies and video games to play in my hospital bed. She went out of her way to do these things for me and she called me “Sweetheart” and “Honey”. I cried at one point after getting sick from drinking the medicine they gave me and she went so far as to hold me. I really felt loved and cared for by her. I wish I could thank her now. She was a sweetheart.
Pamela Gurganus saysNovember 11, 2015 at 4:56 pm
No, I’ve never had a nurse go the extra mile for me.
Sarah C saysNovember 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm
All the nurses at the hospital I had my children at were amazing.
Hayley saysNovember 11, 2015 at 11:29 am
One of the nurses who helped me through my labor did everything she could to make things as easy as possible. She was so sweet and when it was the end of her shift, I didn’t want her to go. The next day she came back and visited my newborn daughter and I. She was such a great nurse. Not to mention all the other nurses who were constantly checking on me and making me comfortable.
Stephanie M saysNovember 11, 2015 at 6:18 am
Yes! I’m currently pregnant with baby #2 and the nurse, Maureen, at my OBs office is amazing! She’s super helpful and is always so pleasant!