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9 Things NICU Nurses Want New Parents To Know
By HuffPost Partner Studio
There is truth to the saying, “Not all superheroes wear capes.” To the parents of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit
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8 Invaluable Pieces Of Advice From NICU Nurses
"You did nothing wrong."
Tools For Survival As A New NICU Nurse
AWHONN - Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Promoting the Health of Women and Newborns
I still recall my first job. I felt like an impostor in my uniform. I didn't feel like a nurse because in my mind a nurse was someone who could start an IV blindfolded, resuscitate a patient while sleeping, and recognize all the signs and symptoms of septic shock at the drop of a hat.
What We Left When We Left the NICU
Gina Jacobs Thomas
Mother, dancer, snack connoisseur, blogs at totallyfullofit.com
The perinatologist thought my baby would survive better outside the womb than inside my body. Then he asked when I had last eaten.
From a NICU Nurse, to a NICU Mom
NICU Nurse, Texas Children's Hospital
Everything that you would normally do to comfort and care for your baby has been taken away from you. I'm here to tell you, I understand your pain and I appreciate you.
Dear NICU Nurse
Blogger, 'Preemie Babies 101'
I didn't know that you would be the one to hold and rock my baby when I wasn't there. I didn't know you. I didn't know how intertwined our lives would become. I know you now. I'll never be able to think of my child's life without thinking of you.
On The Wings Of A Nightingale
Executive Director, Friends of Maddie
It was only as I left the PICU that I felt humanity. There, sitting on a chair with a single tear rolling down her cheek, was my nurse. Her tear told me that she cared.
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