Recently we welcomed a beautiful bundle of joy to our home. To say that he has brought much needed sunshine to our lives is an understatement! But that delivery would not what it is without the nurses by our side that day, and the ones that have been alongside us every time we have been into a medical facility for one reason or another. I honestly can’t even imagine what it would be like to go to the doctor or hospital without having those nurses by our side! As a matter of fact, I cannot begin to fully express how important our nurses were for the birth of our babies and for the immeasurable work and support they provide their patients. I am even more thankful and proud of the ones that I can call family or friends.
As many of us know and have experienced, giving birth to a child is not easy. Having the assistance of nurses to help guide you through the labor and delivery is crucial. They have been there and know what to expect when you are scared to death. They help you transition from one stage to another. They guide you and reassure you. They celebrate alongside you when your hard work of pushing has paid off and the precious bundle of joy you have waited for 9 months for is finally resting in your arms.
Although I have had countless opportunities to benefit from the care and expertise of nurses, there is one time that stands out for me. When I gave birth to my first son, I ended up getting an infection of the womb. I had to return to the hospital right after we had made it back home and settled in. Oddly enough, it was in March. Now why is that odd? Being that I live in Georgia, it happened to be one of the worst blizzards we had ever gotten. We had to drive roughy twenty five miles through snow to get me back. What made this even more troublesome was that I was without my new son. He had to stay home. I was gone for a week from my newborn son and could not do the things I wanted to do like breastfeed, bond, etc.. My nurses were at my side throughout it all. Helping me through my crying and depression. I am forever grateful for their faithfulness and dedication time.
Pampers, a brand that I trust, is giving parents an opportunity to give back to the nurses that had an impact on them. Pampers is launching the Thank You Nurses Awards program, honoring nurses across three award categories: Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Postpartum. Pampers invites parents to share their stories of nurses who helped make life #betterforbaby by submitting a nurse nomination to the Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Awards at www.tongal.com/pampersnurses.
Nurse nominations can be submitted between November 9th and December 14th. See details and official rules at spr.ly/6181BPvMF. Winner must be a resident of the US or Puerto Rico, 18 years or older. Nomination period ends 12/14/15 at 3PM EST.
- Three finalists, one in each category (Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Postpartum), will be announced in March and the grand prize honoree will be announced in May.
- The three finalists will be honored with short documentary videos showcasing their unique and inspirational nursing stories.
- Each of the three finalists will receive a one-year membership to the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), attendance at the 2016 AWHONN Convention, Procter & Gamble care packages, and more. Visit tongal.com/pampersnurses for full prizing details.
- In honor of these nurse winners, three Pampers Swaddlers scholarships will be made available to help nurses from underrepresented groups complete their studies toward a Master of Science in Nursing degree.
Join the #ThankYouNurses Twitter Party!
The Pampers #ThankYouNurses Twitter Party, hosted by iConnect, will take place on November 19 from 8-9pmCST.
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Twitter Prizes will include:
Prize 1: $50 AMEX plus diapers and wipes
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One lucky reader will win a $100 American Express Gift Card & a pack of Pampers Swaddlers!
The giveaway is open to US only.
Giveaway ends November 22.
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