Leaving Bedside Nursing: The Daily Schedule of a Nurse writer

Healthcare workers already work long hours in stressful situations. However, the pandemic increased the emotional burden because all COVID-19 patients were isolated from visitors. Thus, nurses provided emotional support to the patients and their families as they said goodbye to their loved ones by video conference. The combination of these hardships created the perfect storm …

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I Quit my Full-time Job to be a Freelance Nurse Writer

I resigned from full-time healthcare employment and have not looked back. Luckily, I absolutely adore being a freelance nurse writer. But how did I get here? I started out as a nursing assistant and always intended to make my way through the ranks. After becoming a Registered Nurse, I gained my requisite experience and went …

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Birth at 33 weeks gestational age: Our Rainbow NICU Baby Story

One in ten babies is born prematurely in the United States.  Babies who are born earlier risk complications with breathing and development.  I never expected it, but I gave birth at 33 weeks gestational age.  Our baby boy was my fourth child and spent time in the NICU due to my severe preeclampsia.  I am …

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Pumping Breast Milk instead of Breastfeeding: When Breastfeeding Looks like a Bottle

More and more mothers are pumping breast milk instead of breastfeeding. The exclusive pumping rate ranges between 5 and 6 percent. But for me? I knew that breastfeeding was going to be easy.  What could the universe throw at me? It was our fourth baby.  But when it came down to it, I didn’t honestly …

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What Should You Expect in Labor & Delivery?

You’re pregnant and overwhelmed with information overload. You’re not exactly sure what to expect in labor and delivery. Every woman who stops you at the supermarket asks you if you’re pregnant with twins and tells you their childbirth horror story. First of all, ignore them. You’re powerful and growing a human that could save the …

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