Hello, Good morning Maam. Are you the nurse for today's shift? Is my OB-GYN available today? My stomach really hurts.
Hi Maam. Yes, I am on my morning shift and I will be assisting you for the next days. Dr. dela Cruz informed me to do internal examination first.
Good morning Ms. sarah. you're still at 5cm dilated and your doctor prescribed Pitocin to induce you. Is this your first childbirth experience?
Don't worry Ms. Sarah. This is a safe medical intervention. Some mother would say that it's more painful than unmedicated labor. Is it a boy or girl?
she's very calm unlike other first time mom. Some would scream and cry.
This nurse keeps on checking me unlike the one on night shift. She's very soft spoken as well.
That's good to hear. It's a boy and a very big one.
Yes, this is my first and definitely my last. Btw, will there be no serious side effects if I will be induced? Will it not affect my baby?
You're 6cm dilated Ms. Sarah. We are almost there. I've never seen someone with their first childbirth who is as calm as you Maam.
Oh that's what my mom told me as well with my first child. But I still ended up crying. The pain is unbearable and incomparable. Our partners are so lucky. HAHA
Hehe. It's okay Ms. Sarah. My name is Jenny. you can just call me Jen
I'm just calm, because they say if you cry during your first childbirth then the you will be crying again on your next. They call it Malihian daw haha
Thank God!what was your name again? This pain is making me forgetful
Original Encounter: Sarah's is having mild contractions and her Ob-Gyne advised her to get admitted at the local hospital where she met Jenny, the labor delivery nurse.
When is Dr. dela Cruz coming here. This pain is excruciating. It's a 10/10
She informed me that she'll come in after with her clinic consultations. I will get the birth balls to help you exercise and open the cervix. You're alread 8cm dilated and the exercise will help you.
That was the longest 20 minutes of my life. I wouldn't know what to do If not for you and Dr. Jean. You were so determined to motivate me to push harder.
Emerging Identities:During the second day of her stay at the labor room, Sarah noticed that Jenny was well-mannered and knowledgeable. On the other hand, Jenny noticed that Sarah was incredibly calm despite the pain from contractions.
Hi Sar! Congrats on your baby! So pogi and healthy! You did really amazing pushing yesterday! I wasn't able to visit you because my shift ended.
EmphathyAs the days progress, Jenny was able to relate to the childbirth experience of Sarah as she has been through the same experience with her first child.
Mom, this is my nurse, Jenny. Jenny, this is my mom, Shannon.
Hello Jenny! Sarah told me a lot about you and how you're an incredible nurse! You've really go above the notch and was really considerate up until her delivery.
SympathyAs her contractions are getting stonger, Jenny knew what she can do to help Sarah's labor progress.
Rapport Sarah's labor was a success and she knew that the pitocin as well as the intervention of Jenny was very helpful to her and she was very thankful
THE FOLLOWING DAY
RapportSarah shared her meaningful brith experience with her Mom and that her nurse was super accommodating and very considerate all throughout the experience.
Hello, Ms. Shannon. Thank you for your warm words. Sarah was really brave despite her being alone due to COVID restrictions. She was still able to push through the excruciating pain of childbirth.