I get to give back to other parents the support and positivity I received as a mom.
I take care of sick infants in the neonatal intensive unit (NICU). These babies may be at term or premature. My twins were born at 26 weeks gestation, and at the time I wasn’t a nurse. The unexpected happened and you never think it’s going to happen to you but it did. I was rushed to Bronson Methodist Hospital and the next day I had my twins. The twins stayed in the NICU for four and half months, so it was a long time that they were here. For me it was just like walking home because all the nurses and doctors that work up in the NICU became like family. They were so supportive, educational, and positive that it made my experience as a NICU mom that much better and bearable day after day. The nurses inspired me to go back to nursing school and pursue a career in the NICU. Today, as a NICU nurse, I get to give back to other parents the support and positivity I received as a mom.