Since my last post was so negative…
I had two births this week at Favorite Hospital. The previous post was not at Favorite Hospital.
The nurses were so wonderful. And during these births, I must have worked with at least 8 different nurses. Each spoke to me with respect and as part of the team.
One OB who was going over some options with my client looked over at me and asked, “Do you have any questions?” Dumb-founded, I shook my head. I was so surprised that he asked! Another OB that I had not worked with before spent a good bit of time just chatting with me. And she supported some ideas I had that were a bit out of the norm. I even heard her tell the new nurse that had come on shift that “Julie wants to try [such and such] and I told her that was fine.”
The birth experience for the couple goes so much more smoothly–no matter the outcome–when they can see their OB/Midwife, nurses, and doula working together and working for them.
I also want to give a special thanks to Ginny–a super-nurse at Favorite Hospital–for going beyond the call of duty patient care this week. Hoorah to you, Ginny, for your emotional and physical support of couples!