✨A RIGHT you have as a childbearing woman: 🤰Did you know you can “fire” a nurse?
It’s true, if you are in the hospital and the nurse assigned to attend you is not supportive of your birth preferences, or your personalities aren’t meshing well, or whatever reason; your birth partner can go to the nurses’ station and ask to speak with the charge nurse. Then very politely and kindly say “Nurse So-and-so is a great nurse and knows her stuff but I just don’t think she’s right for us, do you have a nurse that is more _______ (fill in with what you are needing ie: natural, sense of humor, straight forward, etc.). Typically, the charge nurse says “Sure” and it’s no problem. ✨🤰✨
Think about it, you have carefully selected your care provider and often when you are in labor in the hospital you don’t see your actual care provider sometimes until delivery. Basically, all your interaction with the medical staff is your nurse. Your nurse can make or break your labor experience. 🤰
I will be honest, most all the nurses are fantastic! In all of my experience as a Doula there has only been one nurse I thought needed to get “fired.”
How was your labor experience? Did you love your nurse? Or wish you would have fired them?
Awesome labor and delivery pic: @lyonswithluggage