Epidurals

It’s a pretty well known fact that labor pain is probably the worst pain you will experience… EVER. As a labor and delivery nurse, I see women in labor all the time. Some women handle the pain of labor extremely well (I believe these women are aliens). The majority of women display that they are … Continue reading Epidurals

Operating Room

Today in clinical I was able to observe a diagnostic laparoscopy to diagnose a patient's pelvic pain. This teenage patient has been suffering from debilitating pelvic pain for several months. Her symptoms point to endometriosis, but the only way to diagnose this is through visualization, hence the laparoscopic procedure. It was pretty amazing to see … Continue reading Operating Room

BRB

Hi readers! I know it has been a couple weeks since I posted a WWHT. I am in the very last stretch of my WHNP program and have been very busy studying and completing clinical hours so that I can graduate in a couple weeks! I do not mean to abandon you and promise to … Continue reading BRB

AWHONN

Some of my coworkers and I attended the Memphis chapters AWHONN meet and greet last week. AWHONN is the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses organization whose purpose is to promote the health of women and newborns. I am looking forward to becoming more involved with the local chapter! 

Abnormal pap

I have posted on this topic before, but it's something so common I feel it's  worth re-visiting. Abnormal Pap, what does this really mean? Pap smears are done to assess for changes on your cervix. Ultimately we are looking for any indications of cancer. The biggest culprit of these changes is a virus called human … Continue reading Abnormal pap