**Giveaway is closed and the winner has been notified**
To all my RockStar Moms, you already know that having a great team around you during labor and delivery is every mama’s dream. Yeah having a spouse or partner there with you is great but Nurses are the real superheroes. They’re the ones that do all the dirty work. They’re also the ones that hold your hand through scary medical procedures and encourage you to take care of yourself. That’s why nurses deserve our thanks.
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A few months ago, When I got admitted to the hospital during labor with my daughter, my water had broken an hour before and I was a little nervous…not scared but really nervous. I was worried that my baby would arrive before my mom had a chance to get into town for the delivery. You see, being an implant in Nashville also means that we don’t have any family close by. So it was very important to me to have my mom there at the birth of my child. I mean it wasn’t like I could hold out until she got there or put the baby back in if delivery came fast LOL. The rooms in the maternity ward were at capacity so it took a while before I was able to get a room. Once I got assigned a room, I was also assigned a nurse who would take care of me and be there throughout the entire delivery. My nurse was Jessica.
Jessica is a mom of 4 and she was my shining star that day. Not only did she keep me calm, but she stood by my side until my mom got there (which was just in time btw) Jessica shared some of her birth stories of her own children with me as she cared for me. She held my hand through many of my contractions. I squeezed hard and she didn’t even care. She encouraged me every step of the way and helped me to focus through the contractions while being prepped and given my epidural, not once but twice (it didn’t take the first time). She really empowered me in that delivery room and made me feel like I was a pro at giving birth. I still remember her telling me “You need to teach some of these other moms how to get through those contractions. You’re doing great!” She was awesome.
So as my way of saying Thank You to Jessica, for standing in for my mom until she got there. For making me feel like I can do this. For relating to me not just as a nurse but as a mom too, I’ve nominated her for an award. She absolutely deserves this and more, because I have no doubt that she shines like this for many moms that have had her as a nurse on their special day. It’s her love for her job and professionalism that made me want to take time out of my day to do something nice for her.
So now you can do something nice for your favorite nurse.
Nominate Your Favorite Nurse Today!
Join with me and nominate your favorite nurse in one of 3 categories:
Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Postpartum
Three finalists (one from each category) will be selected in March 2016 and honored with a documentary video showing their unique and inspirational stories. They’ll also receive a 1 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.
1 Grand Prize honoree will be selected in May 2016
Just another reason why I ♥ these awards is that in honor of the finalists, Pampers Swaddlers will make 3 Scholarships available to help nurses from underrepresented groups complete their Master of Science degrees in Nursing. Isn’t that awesome?
Click to nominate your nurse: www.tongal.com/pampersnurses
- 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.
Come To The #ThankYouNurses Twitter Party
Hosted By: iConnect
When: November 19th 8-9pm CST
Where: Join in at hashtag #ThankYouNurses
Prizes: Grand Prize – $350 AMEX gift card + diapers and wipes
Prize 3 – $125 AMEX gift card + diapers and wipes
Prize 2 – $75 AMEX gift card + diapers and wipes
Prize 1 – $50 AMEX gift card + diapers and wipes
RSVP: Click Here
Now On To Our Giveaway!
One lucky star will win a $100 AMEX gift card and a pack of Pampers Swaddlers diapers.
Giveaway runs 11/14 – midnight 11/23 CST winner will be selected on 11/24
If you could tell your favorite nurse how their care made you feel, What would you say to him/her?