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    All the Things We Carry

    All the Things We Carry

    A nurse looks at what nursing means. Some of the things we see are heartbreaking, and some is beautiful. Much of it affects us, and some of it we carry forever. I've carried a lot with me over thirtee…

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    It's your turn now, nurse!

    It's your turn now, nurse!

    Perspectives on pregnancy when the control-freak nurse becomes the patient.

    18 replies
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    Helping staff cope with perinatal loss

    Helping staff cope with perinatal loss

    Perinatal loss - part 1 was about helping women who are experiencing or have experienced perinatal loss. This is part 2 - helping staff cope.

    5 replies
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    Grieving a perinatal loss

    Grieving a perinatal loss

    Thoughts on helping families who are grieving an expected or unexpected perinatal death

    33 replies
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    What Keeps Me Coming Back

    What Keeps Me Coming Back

    In spite of the frustrations faced daily by most nurses, there are certain things that keep me coming back to my job day after day. This is about those things....

    17 replies
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    Postpartum Mood Disorders

    Postpartum Mood Disorders

    The postpartum period - just after giving birth - is, for most a time of happiness and adjustment to new family roles. However, for some women it is a time of overwhelming sadness, anxiety, and inabil…

    16 replies
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    Family-Centered Maternity Care and Rooming-In

    Family-Centered Maternity Care and Rooming-In

    A thread in the Ob/Gyn nursing forum got me thinking about this. Family-centered maternity care (FCMC) is a buzzword that's no doubt quite familiar to many in maternal/child nursing circles. In my alm…

    22 replies
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    Some quick tips for a good latch

    Some quick tips for a good latch

    Here are a few quick tips for nurses assisting mom with breastfeeding latch.

    3 replies
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    When the Mother Is in Prison

    When the Mother Is in Prison

    The hospital in which I work has a contract with our state wherein all pregnant prisoners deliver at our hospital, regardless of home county. This population has a special set of needs to consider.

    9 replies
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    Care of mothers with babies in intensive care

    Care of mothers with babies in intensive care

    I work at a facility with a level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and it's my estimate that roughly (this is purely a guess) one-third of the mothers in my care have delivered babies that are i…

    13 replies
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    Hypoglycemia In The Newborn

    Hypoglycemia In The Newborn

    Hypoglycemia in newborns, as with adults, can be a medical emergency and in any case needs immediate treatment. At particular risk are newborns whose mothers had gestational diabetes (GDM) or prepregn…

    7 replies
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    Long-term Antepartum Care in the Hospital

    Long-term Antepartum Care in the Hospital

    Care of the antepartum patient that's on your unit for an extended length of time can be a huge challenge, both for staff and for the patient. These are women who, for whatever reason have a pregnancy…

    12 replies
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    Late Preterm Infants (Part 3)

    Late Preterm Infants (Part 3)

    Apologies for the long hiatus! I have not forgotten that we were last on the subject of late pretermers and hyperbilirubinemia; this time it's late pretermers and breathing.

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    Late Preterm Infants (Part 2) - Hyperbilirubinemia

    Late Preterm Infants (Part 2) - Hyperbilirubinemia

    This next entry deals with hyperbilirubinemia and jaundice in the late preterm infant. Just to recap, late preterm as defined by AWHONN is an infant born between 34 and 36 completed weeks' gestation.

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