Mommy & Me Expo

Over the weekend, my hospital, Methodist South, hosted their annual "Mommy & Me Expo". This prenatal health fair featured prenatal yoga classes, prenatal education, breastfeeding education, a chance to meet our Physicians and nurses, and food & prizes! We also had guest venders like Memphis Children's Clinic, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Apgardian, and A Step Ahead … Continue reading Mommy & Me Expo

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

Skin-to-skin

Skin-to-skin contact is described as holding the unclothed, diapered newborn on the mother’s bare chest. AKA “kangaroo care”. It is recommended that all stable full term newborns (37 weeks or greater) born vaginal or cesarean delivery be placed skin-to-skin immediately for at least the first hour of life or until the first breastfeeding is completed. … Continue reading Skin-to-skin