I just heard about a blog called Nursing Birth through another birthing blog that I frequent (thanks Diana!). It’s been less than 24 hours and I have read every single thing she has posted, and I can’t wait to read more! The author is a labor & delivery nurse in the U.S. that shares her experiences as she assists parents in their hospital births. I loved reading her “Don’t let this happen to you” stories as they shed light on a lot of issues that birthing mothers should be aware of. After reading a few of her stories you can tell that she truly has her patients best interest at heart even when their doctor does not. She is one of those angel nurses that you hope to have when giving birth at the hospital. If only all L&D nurses could be like her! She also posts about recent news articles as well as studies regarding birth,breastfeeding etc. Oh, and her name is Melissa so you know she’s gotta be smart:)
Here is a quote where she describes the purpose of her blog:
“NursingBirth is a blog in support of change for the current state of maternity care in the United States. My goal in starting this blog is to get the word out there that if things stay the way they are, the safety and welfare of our mothers and baby continues to be at risk. I also want the birth advocacy community to know that there are nurses out there that are on your side! The time is NOW! I hope my blog will include ramblings of my day to day life as a labor and delivery nurse, resources for birth advocacy and tips for becoming involved in the cause, book reviews, commentary on current events, new perspectives on past experiences, and thoughts towards change!”
I LOVE this blog!
Check out NursingBirth here.