Nurses and moms have one huge trait in common. They’re nurturers. Genetically, women are programmed to care for their children and families. The nursing profession has many of the same tasks involved. (Not that males don’t make amazing nurses – they do!) Perhaps that’s why it’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day and Nurses Week are aligned this year. To celebrate all nurses, moms, and moms who are nurses, we’d like to share some incredible stories with you.

Labor and Delivery Nurses

What better time to talk about how nurses help women become moms than Mother’s Day? Let’s face it ladies, giving birth is both beautiful and painful. Kara had  wonderful nurses during her delivery, which made a huge difference. By making sure Kara and her family were comfortable and well-cared for, Kara was able to welcome her daughter into the world surrounded by loving kindness. He whole delivery process became memorable for its beauty rather than any pain or trauma.

Mom and Daughter Nurses

We all know it’s common for career choices to run in families. Although it’s not unusual for the children of a nurse to go into nursing themselves, the story of Betty and Sally Dowd takes this to another level. Not only are they both RNs, they work in the same hospital, on the same unit. In this case, geriatrics. Right now, they work a lot of the same shifts, too. It works for them. They’ve always been close and they know how to communicate with each other easily. It’s a tradition that’s likely to continue into the next generation. What a beautiful legacy to pass along!

Three Generations of Nurses

It’s been said that nursing isn’t a profession, it’s a calling. That’s certainly true for three generations of Brierlys. All three work in the same hospital. Grandma works in the breast center, mom works with cancer intakes, and daughter works with post-op patients. Although the three of them work in different units and on different shifts, they’re always there to support each other and their patients. A quick text between the three “please say a prayer for my patient” is all it takes to get the ball rolling. They don’t use names to protect HIPPA privacy, but they trust the prayers are going out for exactly who needs them.

 

This Mother’s Day, and every day, moms, nurses and moms who are also nurses – we salute you! Thank you for your care, compassion and devotion to others. Healthcare would not be the same without you!