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Denise LynchThe nicest thing was when a patient sent a crate of steamed lobsters to the OB unit. The most bizarre was when I was discharging a patient after a nonstress test and when I wheeled her to the car, her husband helped her up and then plopped a case of beer on the seat of the wheelchair, hopped in the car and drove away. Luckily I had a bath blanket to throw over the beer as I wheeled it back up to L&D.

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Cody Cheyenne ScottI was taking care of a newly delivered momma and baby. It was a rare calm night and I actually had the luxury of getting to know her well. I spent nearly an hour just chatting with her. The momma realized I too was (very) pregnant. The next night, when I was assigned to her again, she had a surprise for me. She asked my co-workers the gender of my baby and snuck downstairs to the gift shop to purchase a baby blanket for my soon to be daughter. It warmed my heart so much I cried. I could tell after getting to know her this momma didn't have a lot herself. The kindness in that gesture reminded me of why I chose nursing. Now, to get my daughter delivered safely! It's my first and I'm all nerves knowing too much about what could go wrong. Thankfully, I work with an amazing team that I completely trust. #36weeks

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Emily Smitheating in a diner my waitress asked if i remembered her, and then told me that she was " clean" and had been since her delivery. she said that i had made a difference in her life that helped her want to change. i have never forgotten that moment.

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Carol Wannemacher EricksonHad a 4 min shoulder dystocia with mom very obese so unable to roll her to hands and knees. Baby survived with possible brachial nerve damage, no fractures due to the fact the OB was unable to cause one. It was an intense delivery to say the least. Stopped to see the patient the next day and she grabs my hand and thanks me repeatedly for saving her baby’s life. She recognized the severity of the delivery and, yes, we did save that baby’s life.

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Nikki PelikanI received a very nice thank you card from a demise that I helped deliver. She voiced appreciation for things I had said that I figured she couldn’t even hear through her emotions and grief, even thanked me for cleaning up her bathroom after she got up for the first time. ♥️♥️♥️

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Kiley MerriottA patient named her baby after me! Mostly because she just liked my name, and she already had three daughters and said she couldn't think of any other girl names 😂

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Cassie SnyderThe sister of one of my patients was so grateful to me after the birth of her niece and that I had been supportive and followed her birth plan that she came in the next day with a flower a thank you note and a pair of earrings that had the baby’s birth stone on them she got the same pair for the patient, herself, and the baby’s other aunt so that we would always be connected.

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Rebecca RathbunHaving some of the amazing ladies who I've helped deliver tell me they couldn't have done it without me (even though we all know they could have and would have) 😊 I also received an absolutely perfect gift basket from a mama who I labored for 2 full shifts that finally ended in a beautiful delivery despite her doubts! I was 37 weeks pregnant at the time and she sent her husband to the store to put together a basket with baby stuff for me. ❤ It was one of the sweetest most thoughtful gifts I've ever received.

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Jane Collaer BrockwayI think after 40 years, and many little gifts and thank yous. It was a demise mom who saw me out in public, put her arms around me and just hugged and hugged me.

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Sharon Harkey“You made the worse day of my life a little bit better.” A thank you note from my first IUFD (at 38 weeks) as a brand new L&D Nurse. It was my very first day off orientation. I thought I messed it up royally. I seriously questioned my career choice. Glad I stuck with it!

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Vanessa ReneI had a patient tell me "You were exactly what I needed today, thank you". I don't know why but that has stuck with me for years ❤️ Gotta love L&D!

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Dawn HecklerI'm a new L&D nurse, only on my own for 5 months now😯 anyways, I love teaching my pts and it makes me feel great when they find out I'm still a baby labor nurse! Do I get a little jealous when everyone else gets gifts? Sure, but what they say to me means more.

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Julie JanickiI delivered a 19week IUFD. She came back a year later on the exact day with a card and willow tree figurine for me. She said she had bought a few days after the delivery but couldn’t get back to see me because it was too hard. She told me I was exactly what she need that day and she really didn’t think she could’ve done it without me. Everyone at the desk was crying. It meant so much that she came back to thank me. Thankfully I remembered exactly who she was.

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Sonja Vickers OtwellA few weeks ago, I just got 2 dozen amazing donuts from a famous local place with a card and a small (not too expensive) necklace.

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Desiree AriasMy patient sent me a picture of the Babe with chocolate covered strawberries and wrote them from baby to “Auntie D.”

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Tania MeltonIt just makes my day when at the end of my shift as I’m saying my goodbyes to my patient and SO, she gives me a hug. It just really warms my heart.

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Jenna SmokerOne of my favorites was when a patient asked me for a pen and piece paper then wrote me the sweetest letter 😁

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Leah Nielson LongTAMALES and LUMPIAS from patients celebrating with the whole floor!

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Amanda StoeckelHonestly, the letters or just “I’m so glad you’re back!” is the best. 💜

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Connie LindTold me I saved her life and her baby’s life and she was correct! Massive abruption.

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Sherry LynnMy 16 year old patient said I was “cute and super nice” Coming from a 16 year old, that was huge 😂

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Tamara Leitaker-MyersThat I made a difference in their life/new family.

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Nicole EhelerI received an edible arrangement! Such an awesome couple.

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Maria Aguilar CastroSpa day♥️♥️♥️

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Shelly HallA bottle of wine 🍷🍷

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