Diary of a Labor and Delivery Nurse – Do Not Question Your Worth

Today my mom got angry with me. I kind of deserved it, but it made me feel so bad anyway. Wondering why it upset me so much, I realized that for as long as I’ve been a nurse I’ve constantly let people down. I’m relentlessly bombarded with things I didn’t do, things I could have/should have done differently. Half the time I would bet a kidney that my boss hates me, even though all I do is try to prove my worth to my leadership team. It’s hard being a nurse when you feel like no one values the work you do.

But I guess tonight, my wine wisdom says SCREW IT. I guess my wine wisdom says just keep moving forward—because after all, what other option do we have? And at least today, today I can say that my patients thanked me. My patients were grateful. And even if they weren’t, I know deep down that I did the best I could. At least I can say that today.

So tonight, half tipsy on two glasses of 14%, I say tomorrow is another day! And even if I look around and feel like no one knows my worth, at least I can remind myself that that’s their problem and not mine.  Nurses, do not ever question your worth. As long as you keep trying to be better, tomorrow is always a new day 😃

Until my next delivery ❤

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The Mama Nurse

Thank you for this. We give and give, and often it is not enough. It’s so hard to be everything to everybody. Sometimes we need to let go, drink a bottle of wine and start living ourselves.

Adventures of a Labor Nurse

I’ll feel better tomorrow

The Mama Nurse

Lol. loving!



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