Labor & delivery, postpartum and O.R. scrub nurse
"I enjoy supporting laboring moms during one of the most intimate times of their life. I am proud to help these moms deliver their babies by supporting their birthing decisions."
Tell us a little bit about you. What do you enjoy doing during your free time? What are your hobbies?
Free time?? I keep two of my grandkids when I am off and my daughter is working. I love Do-It-Yourself projects, and I always love shopping at trash-to- treasure stores. You could call me a Pinterest junkie queen. I also spend a lot of time working in my yard.
How Long have you worked at the BirthCenter?
I have worked at the BirthCenter for three years
What is your job/role at the BirthCenter?*
I am a Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, and Operating Room Scrub nurse and spend my time alternating between these positions.
Why do you like working at the BirthCenter? What makes you the most proud?
I enjoy supporting laboring moms during one of the most intimate times of their life. I am proud to help these moms deliver their babies by supporting their birthing decisions. It is their birth, and I like to help them write their own birth story. I am most proud of the moms I care for…the strength they show during labor & delivery amazes me.
Why did you decide to work at the BirthCenter?
I applied to work in several places at Genesis, and after working with the elderly, I decided I wanted a change. I was not sure I wanted to work in Obstetrics but after my interview and being offered a choice on several units, I realized, “How could I not work on Obstetrics?” I have no regrets and love my job.
Have you and a partner ever delivered at the BirthCenter? If so, tell us what you liked about the experience.
My daughter delivered both of my grandbabies at the BirthCenter -- one before I started working here and the other this last March. As a parent, I was so pleased with the care she received both times. I still love it when I have a patient who delivers in those rooms. My daughter’s second baby was in a bad position, and she was stuck at 5cm for a while. Thanks to the staff and midwife, they were able to try different positions that we have learned from taking baby spinning classes offered by the hospital for us to help our patients. It was successful, and she delivered vaginally a couple hours later. My daughter will tell you, if asked, that she believes these positions saved her from having a Cesarean -section.
Any stories/comments/examples of compassion you wish to share that will assure future parents that their needs will be met?
We have a lot of people who come in with birth plans and most of these requests are things that we already do for our patients. Just know that we are here to support you and try to assist you in having the delivery you desire -- all the while keeping you and your baby safe. Whether or not you desire a pain-free birth, are having a Cesarean-section, or want everything we have to offer for pain, we are here to support you with your birthing choices.