Have any questions for a L+D nurse?
Hi ladies! My name is Shawna. I've been an active PW'er for a long time while planning my wedding and most recently on the photography boards. I thought I would swing by here to see what brides are expecting babies that I planned my wedding with :) DH and I are planning to TTC next fall so that the baby would be due just as DH graduates from pharmacy school. We have a 3 1/2 yr old son now! Hopefully I'll be active on the board next year :)
Anyway, I'm a registered nurse in labor and delivery. I work in a hospital that was built just for pregnant women this past January :) It's pretty amazing. It's called UPMC Hamot Women's Hospital in Erie, PA. If any of you are interested, here is a video on their website that shows you the interior. http://www.hamotforwomen.org/
I work on Labor and Delivery 95% of the time, doing labor inductions, natural labor, cytotec and cervidil inductions, assisting with the deliveries, I go into the OR's and scrub-in to assist the doctor's with c-sections, I monitor and assess mom and baby after vaginal and c-section deliveries. I occassionally work in the triage area for pregnant women too.
If any of you have any questions you'd like to ask, I would love to help. I know that many women are nervous about being induced or getting a c-section. I would be happy to explain it all to you, to ease your minds a little bit :)