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Tag Archives // Nurse

My Experience With Post Partum Anxiety

The first person to ever ask me if I had ever had any issue with post partum depression or anxiety was my hairdresser. It’s seems kind of unbelievable really, especially considering she asked me this question just this past weekend […]

Celebrating Nurses Week: A Birth Story

May 12, 2017 // Birth & Breastfeeding // 6 Comments

I never really had to make a decision about having my babies at work, I just knew that it was the place that I wanted to birth. Once in awhile someone would say to me, “…but they will see all your […]

Let’s Mother The Mother: A Personal Experience Post Partum

Despite being a specialized perinatal RN working at the bedside supporting new mothers learning to breastfeed, I still struggled deeply with feeding back when I had my first baby. In the early weeks post partum I found breastfeeding to be beyond hard and found […]

Motherhood and Type 1 Diabetes

September 22, 2016 // Parenting // 3 Comments

Back when I was a 19 year old nursing student I was sitting in my university Pathophysiology class and the professor started talking about the main symptoms of diabetes. I carefully nodded my head, taking it all in and understanding […]

Hi, I’m Andrea And I’m A Nurse

Becoming a nurse came quite naturally for me. I had been an asthma patient through out my childhood and that gave me my first introduction to nurses. Having to stay over night in the paediatrics ward without your parents, makes […]

Why You Should Be Friends With A Nurse

I’ve been a nurse for about 11 years, not including the time I worked as a student nurse caring for terminally ill kids in their homes. I can feel the growth in me from the time I was a new […]

5 Things I Love (The Labour Support Version)

January 21, 2014 // Birth & Breastfeeding // 7 Comments

One thing I love most about being a perinatal nurse is being able to provide one on one labour support to my patients. I absolutely adore pulling out different ideas and tricks for my birthing mamas to help them cope […]