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I would like to tell you some of my stories. I have been involved in births for such a long long time. I am an OB/L&D/Neonatal nurse at a hospital in the northeast US. I have had the privilege of being there when over thousands of babies have entered the world. I want to share my recollection of how childbirth has evolved from the 1970’s, through the 80’s, 90’s and into this new millennium. There will be some general tales of how things were done as well as specific birth stories.
I am passionate about breastfeeding advocacy and support. A large part of my recent career has been focused on Evidence-Based practice changes with regards to breastfeeding.
I will also have breastfeeding tips or research updates from time to time.
I have been an OB, L&D, Nursery/NICU RN for 36 years. I am currently working in the NICU. I am a newly re-certified IBCLC (2011) , a Neonatal Resuscitation Provider and Instructor, Certified Lactation Counselor and Specialist, Former IBCLC for 10 years (1993-2003) and have achieved “Clinical Expert” on the Ladders of Clinical Excellence towards Magnet Status.
I am a member of AWHONN, ILCA, USLCA, NANN, Nursing Professional Practice Council, OB Clinical Practice Committee Chair and Perinatal Committee, Patient Centered Model of Care Committee and Chair of the RBC Patient Satisfaction subcommittee of the NICU Steering Committee.
I have 3 grown children, all had different type births, all breastfed.
My Beliefs and Values
I believe in Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines. It is my purpose to assist the mother and her baby within those guidelines.
I believe in true informed decision making….. and my role to Empower and advocate for mothers and their babies in my care.
I believe in the mother and honoring her choices, her decisions.
I learn from each birth I have had the privilege of attending and will learn from all future births!
I learn from each mother/ baby couple I have encountered, cared for &/or assisted over the years.
I write with integrity. I have always attempted and will continue to follow all HIPAA regulations. ALL names are changed and descriptions are altered to maintain privacy. The feeling, emotion and essence of the story are what I convey in a birth or breastfeeding story. Sometimes the story is a patient composite or mixture of patients rolled into one to get the story told in an unrecognizable pattern.
All opinions expressed in this blog are my own, unless otherwise noted with references. Information presented in this blog should not be used as a substitute for medical advice. Please contact your medical professional for specific questions regarding your or your baby’s care.
All photos/illustrations used in this blog are my own or were purchased by me… OR free or purchased downloads from iStock photo, Google images or other online photo downloadable sites or accessed thru the creation of PowerPoint Presentations thru Microsoft office. They are not to be reproduced.
I have no relationships to disclose. I am not associated with any product or company for sales or for profit in any way whatsoever.