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Is There A (Male) Nurse In The House?

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny Kanevsky

I can see in my mind's eye several of nurses, both female and male who have helped me heal. I have had it proven to me that nurses, a heck of a lot of them, really care about their jobs and their patients. And, I am glad so many caring men are among those doing the healing.

How B*tchy Resting Face Helped Me Breastfeed

Karen Sewell | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Karen Sewell

Truly, I credit my BRF with the success I have experienced in my efforts to breastfeed my child. I believe that it's because of my b*tchy resting face, and not an educated or broadly supportive public, that I have been generally been left well enough alone while engaging in this activity whilst in public.

Wear the Pants Out of Life

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

Sit Down and Stay a While What drives you? What makes you tick? What inspires you? Engages you? Is worth fighting for? Many days I leave work ponde...

It's National Breastfeeding Month, And For The First Time, I'm Not Sad Or Angry

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

When I nearly died from complications after delivering our twins, I grieved one thing possibly more than any other: the loss of my ability to breastfe...

How to Take Your Infant for a Stroll (in 70 Easy Steps)

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

Get brilliant idea to take a stroller walk. Hoist 20-pound wiggly baby up two flights of stairs to change its diaper and clothes. Wrestle with wiggly baby for several minutes to do so. Particularly struggle with pants.

When My Baby Weaned Himself and I Wasn't Ready

GalTime | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
GalTime

Breastfeeding. This word encompasses feelings of attachment, exhaustion, bonding, frustration, love and imprisonment. For some moms, breastfeeding comes easily, others find it more difficult and many choose not to breastfeed at all.

Why This Mom Breastfeeds Her Friend's Son

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents

Jessica Colletti sparked controversy earlier this month after a photo of her breastfeeding both her son and a friend's son was shared o...

Unapologetically A Nurse

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

I will never be the same. I border on crazy. I'm slightly irrational. I'm absolutely neurotic. I'm completely invested. I'm a woman. I'm a wife. I'm a daughter. I'm a friend. But through it all, I am unapologetically a nurse.

If Nurses Could Talk To You Like They Talk To Their Kids

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

Disclaimer! I am a labor and delivery nurse. I'm just kidding around... kind of.  Like, 90 percent kidding, 10 percent not.  Well, maybe 80/20.  Just remember, if we didn't joke around sometimes, we'd be miserable!

What I've Said About Breastfeeding And What I'm Saying Now

Emily Hatch | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Emily Hatch

I've said a lot about nursing this last year and a half. But lately I'm finding there is not much left to say.

To the Caring Side of Health Care

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
J.J. Colagrande

I've been spending a lot of time in hospitals and nursing homes. I can't walk through the facility without slowing down and looking an elderly perso...

The Best and Worst of Breastfeeding

Emma Saloranta | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Emma Saloranta

I always knew I wanted to nurse my baby. Before giving birth to my son, I had prepared for breastfeeding the best I could. But nursing my now 10-month-old child is one of the most beautiful, but also one of the hardest and most challenging things I've ever done.

Survival Tips For A New NICU Nurse

AWHONN | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
AWHONN

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.

Nursing Is Killing Me

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

What no one tells you in nursing school is that bedside nursing slowly takes its toll. No one tells you that eventually every nurse will wake up and realize something hurts or is broken. Yet there is nothing more worth fighting for than the work that we do and the people that we do it for.

The Worst Things I've Heard as a Nurse in Labor and Delivery

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

"Put in an extra stitch." From a father talking to the provider AND from a provider talking to a father. Yeah, 'cause that didn't make me just throw up in my mouth.

Rising Stars of Nursing in London

Brian Boyle | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I recently had the opportunity to share my story and appreciation to a group of 25 rising stars of nursing that were being honored in London for their outstanding contributions to healthcare.

20 Things to Never Text an Extended Breastfeeding Mom

Shari Wargo Stamps | Posted 07.09.2015 | Parents
Shari Wargo Stamps

Some really hurtful and untrue comments are often thrown around, and it's time to remove them from the conversation about what extended breastfeeding is really like and why parents do it.

5 Things Labor Nurses Want You To Know

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

As a labor and delivery nurse, here is what I wish I could say to every mother out there, what I'm sure many of us would want to say to the families we care for: 1. Accidentally hurting your baby is one of our biggest fears.

Drowsy Nurse Drops Newborn Baby In Pennsylvania

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

One of the greatest risks affecting medical professionals is sleep deprivation. Take, for instance, a nurse whose drowsiness may have been the cause of a newborn baby being dropped on his head at a Pennsylvania hospital last week.

My Patient. Your Patient, Our Patient: Making Medicine Better for Everyone

Patricia M. Chute, EdD | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Patricia M. Chute, EdD

Too many patients complain about having doctors and other experts who fail to consult with each other or who provide contradictory directives. Medical and health professions schools can tackle the problem by fostering the professional cooperation and coordination that all patients deserve.

22 Photos That Show Feeding Babies Is Beautiful, No Matter How It's Done

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents

Photographer and mom of two Caitlin Domanico hopes her latest project will provide support for all parents navigating the world of pumping, nursing an...

I'm a Lactivist And I Hated Nursing

Iulia Gulia | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Iulia Gulia

I nursed my son for two years and I hope to do the same with my daughter. I fully believe that "breast is best" (at least most of the time), and I will gladly talk your ear off about the benefits of nursing. But would you believe me if I told you that I hated nursing so much that I almost quit?

11 Things Your Labor And Delivery Nurse Wants To Tell You

Joni Edelman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Joni Edelman

If they act aloof, it's probably because they need to pee. Like 88% of the time they need to pee. It's really hard to get a bathroom break sometimes.

Why I Breastfed A Stranger's Baby

Emma Saloranta | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Emma Saloranta

I didn't have formula, and I told her that. But I had something else. And so I offered the only thing I could, the only thing I had: My own milk.

10 Signs You're Being Raised By A Nurse

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Shelly Lopez Gray

You have to be bleeding to death or unconscious to go to the emergency room. When my dad started complaining of chest pain in the middle of the night and said he wanted to go to the ER, my mom warned him that it better not be his gallbladder.