Freezing my little tush off this morning on my way to work. #NICUNurse #NURSElife It’s Thanksgiving morning and I just finished an AWESOME super early workout with a friend I haven’t seen in years!!! @cbrowne724 you are amazing and I am so thankful to not only have you as a treasured friend but also a client. 💖💪🏼 You are working so hard and making SO MUCH progress!! I am so proud of you!!! Alright, time to head inside and knock out this shift before spending the rest of today celebrating this special holiday with family and friends!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!
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NICU PTSD is real! It is so real and probably not talked about as often. Parents with Babies in NICU are at a higher risk- approx 50% higher! Most parents don't know what to expect or what questions to ask at first. You're in unfamiliar grounds, surrounded by machines, medications and your child in an isolette. That can be very traumatic. Spending time in the NICU can be stressful, overwhelming and scary. That's when symptoms of PTSD can start. Sounds, scents, even seeing a full term Baby can all trigger a reaction.
Feelings can intensify after discharge... Now, there are different types of feelings... What was once fear of being there, can turn into fear of not being there anymore! Your comfortable setting, familiar faces and support team stay behind. This is when most Parents report feeling lonely and disconnected (myself included). I was happy to be home but missed our Team so much!!
I can still hear my shoes squeeking on the freshly waxed floors. The feeling of uncertainty as I pushed the buzzer in the waiting room. My heart dropping every time the automatic double doors opened. My arms burning from the strong hand soap. Details from every visit are still fresh in my mind. .
There is help! There are resources available. So, when the world tells you that you're supposed to be happy, and feeling anxious means you're ungrateful, please remind yourself that you're allowed to feel all of those things. You just endured trauma that most people could never begin to imagine. ⬇️⬇️Tag a resource Page in the comments ⬇️⬇️

Happy Thanksgiving ♥️ I’m so so thankful to be a nurse. On holidays, think about all of the professions that must work on holidays instead of spending time with their loved ones. I am one of those, but we THANK you. ♥️ Also, lets think about all of our NICU babies who are still fighting for their lives this Thanksgiving. My heart goes out to all of the NICU parents and families who don’t get to have their baby safe at home for the holiday. ♥️
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Happy Thanksgiving! While I can’t be at home this year, I am so thankful to be going into a job that I love. These little babies have my heart, even on the worst of days, and I am honored to be part of their first thanksgiving! Have a wonderful day, everyone! Say a little pray for those that can’t be at home ❤️ #nicunurse

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Nearly one in 10 babies are born premature and 30 years ago, less than 25 percent of preemies survived. Now, almost 90 percent of preemies survive, including infants born as early as 24 weeks.
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Det var 2 nattevagter, så nu er der kun 1 tilbage i denne omgang og så står den på 100% kærestehygge og fejring af 1 års dag den 25/11. På det seneste er jeg begyndt at have det lidt svært med nattevagter, det er som om at min hjerne er ved at nedsmelte lidt over alle de nattevagter jeg har. Jeg tror at mit næste step bliver at høre om det er muligt at jeg kan begynde at have aftenvagter igen, og færre og helst nærmest ingen nattevagter. Håber det kan lykkes🙅🏼‍♀️ Jeg savner mig selv, og at være mere i balancen. Selvom jeg faktisk godt kan lide at være i nattevagt, så er det tiden in between hvor jeg savner mere overskud til alt. Alt lige fra at svare venner og familie på SMS, til at være mere tilstede og noget så simpelt at sove mere sammen med og se min kæreste❤️ #sygeplejerskeliv #sygeplejerske #nurse #nurselife #uniform #nightshift #hospital #nicunurse #nicu #life #worklifebalance #thedanishnurse

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Lets talk Prematurity!💜

Prematurity is when a baby is born earlier than expected. This would be before the 37th week of gestation, but can be much earlier. The ealier they’re born, the higher risk they are at for complications. This is a very difficult time for those babies and their mothers. •

There are several classifications of preterm babies and their corresponding ages: 💜Late preterm, born between 34 and 36 completed weeks of pregnancy
💜Moderately preterm, born between 32 and 34 weeks of pregnancy
💜Very preterm, born at less than 32 weeks of pregnancy
💜Extremely preterm, born at or before 25 weeks of pregnancy (these typically only weigh 1lb and 5oz!)

What causes premature births? 💜 drug use
💜 diabetes 💜 pregnancy with multiples (twins, triplets, etc)
💜 becoming pregnant within 6 months of previous pregnancy
💜 mom being underweight
💜 previous miscarriage or abortion

Conplications & Symptoms of Prematurity:
💜 Immature lungs 💜 Pneumonia 💜 Jaundice 💜 difficulty maintaining body temp
💜 difficulty digesting, eating, and absent sucking reflex
💜 Retinopathy (blindness) 💜 Necrotizing Enterocolitis •

These babies are the strongest fighters and inspire me more than anyone! Also, the mommas who love and support their babies and absolutely amazing. I have so much love for these patients.

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Life isn’t going to make it easy for you..
Today I felt like life was against me getting this workout in..
I worked a 13 hour shift..
I had to cook for our work thanksgiving tomorrow..
I didn’t have the eggs I needed and had to run to the store..
On and on the excuses went..
But I refuse to let life ruin my plans, my progress, and my life!

Quick Trader Joe’s haul for some last minute pre-Thanksgiving meal daytime snacks! It’s just the boyfriend and I during the day so this is what we got...
>> ALL the raw veggies and a little side Spinach & Kale dip for me 👩🏼
>> Salami & cranberry goat cheese with pomegranate crisps for him 🧔🏻
Then, our HEALTHY non-traditional Thanksgiving meal that I cannot wait to share! 🦃

Archangel Michael has come to us with such a loving force this week. Two cards to guide us.
These cards combined give us permission and courage to keep going. Keep praying. Keep looking forward.
It's hard as a NICU parent or nurse to keep up the hope sometimes and yet wherever we land there seems to be a gem in the experience somewhere.
Archangel Michael is here for added protection and guided strength.
He loves you and is always there when you need him. Just call on him, say his name, in your mind or out loud and he's by your side. 💙
Love to you all,
Leanne Rose 🌹
I used Archangel Power Tarot Cards.
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Tonight I dropped into a hot #yoga class. 🧘🏼‍♀️After our flow, the instructor talked a lot about #gratitude and asked us all to share (if we were comfortable) what we are most #thankful for. She also mentioned something that resonated so deeply with me. She said that gratitude doesn’t come easily, but those of us that can be #thankful for the small things in everyday life are more likely to exude #positivity and live a happier life because you train your brain to see the good...even in harder times. Wow— powerful and so true! I’m thankful for little things like smiles from strangers and also the bigger things like healthier food choices, my home, my family, my corgis (of course 🤣), my amazing gym family at @otfnwomaha 🍊 and my dream career as a NICU nurse. This great reminder of gratitude is definitely what I needed after a long month. ☺️ Hoping my smiles in the coming days mimic the one above (📸 @ashcrawfphoto ). 🙃 Have a blessed #Thanksgiving 🦃 I’m thankful to be spending the holiday working in the #nicu with my babies. 🖤
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I suspect it is hard to love a Nurse. We get up early and don't have time to drink coffee over the newspaper. We come home late and are too tired to cook. We work extra because we know there are families who need us. We don't get too excited over a minor crisis because we deal with issues all day. We have seen far worse. We don't want to talk when we come home. We have talked all day. We don't want to move when we come home. We have moved all day. It may seem, that we have left all our caring, our heart, and our love at work, then come home to you empty. We probably have. But we don't tell you that many times at work we are scared. Scared we are missing something. Scared we will let our families down or leave the children unsafe. Scared to go into homes of unknown people and scared what we might find. We have to deal with angry families and all the while do our best to help them. We don't tell you how the trauma we see affects us, and how stressed we are for the pain our families are going through. I suspect it is hard to love a Nurse but know this: Your Nurse needs your love. Needs your understanding. Needs to know that you "get it". Needs to be taken care of. Needs you to do the hardest work you may ever do, which is to love a Nurse.
I would like to thank those of you out there who love us and let us do this work, this calling, this life: Nursing . ❤️❤️
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