Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Award Winners

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This post was written in partnership with Pampers; all opinions are my own.

Having a baby is one of the most special moments you will have in your life. I have three boys, and each one of them had their own story of how they decided to enter the world. The one constant in their stories are the amazing nurses that were there to help, support and comfort me. I love that for the second year Pampers is taking a moment to acknowledge Labor & Delivery, NICU and Postpartum nurses with the Thank You Nurses Award.

When you give birth, these nurses are there medically to help care for our newborns. They are also there to help care for us as we need them. However, the nurses of labor & delivery are often so much more. They become our shoulders to lean on, the person we turn to when we aren’t sure of what to do or how to do something. They are the person who helps with family, older children, overbearing parents, and more. When I had Sawyer, I felt I was a pretty seasoned mom and didn’t need much help. I tried to avoid the use of the nursery and the nurses as much as I could, (I’m crazy, I know). If it weren’t for the nurse that walked in and found me in tears and made me feel strong enough to ask for help, I never would have had the lactation support I received.

Every May 6th we start the celebration of our nurses with National Nurses Week. A little history fact is that National Nurses Week ends on May 12th which just happens to be Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Last year thanks to Pampers I was able to surprise the nurses at our city hospital on the labor & delivery floor. You can read all about that fun here.

For the second year, Pampers has held it’s annual Thank You Nurses Awards. Pampers knows just how important nurses are and how nurses play an essential role in facilitating strong relationships between newborns and their parents during the very crucial first minutes, hours and days of life. They asked you all to nominate a nurse by sharing all the ways they made a difference for you on your birthing journey.

Pampers received thousands of submissions for the Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Award! The entries they received were heartfelt and beautiful. They inspired so much gratitude for these incredible, dedicated nurses who are an essential part of the beginning of this journey we call motherhood.

I can’t even imagine what went into choosing this year’s winners. I can guess that several boxes of tissues were involved. Nurses are the blood, sweat, and tears of our hospitals. They deserve to be recognized for all that they do that far surpasses the medical requirements of their positions.

Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Award Winners - MomSpotted

This year’s Nurses Award winners will receive a one-year membership to AWHONN or NANN, including attendance at the respective organization’s annual convention, a $5,000 scholarship, a P&G care package, commemorative plaque and more. For more information visit Pampers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Do you have an amazing nurse in your life? Did you submit a Nurses Award story?

About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (15), Gavin (9), & Sawyer (3). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you'll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



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  1. Peggy Nunn says:

    I don’t have a nurse story but I have heard so many. The nurses are the backbone of the hospital units.

  2. Pampers is a great brand of diapers.

  3. ellen beck says:

    Nurses rock. I remember years ago, the first child I was so scared. It wasnt the Dr, it was the nurses who made the difference. From cradle to grave, a nurse is there. So many work so hard and they are oftentimes the first person you see and the last and in between they are there too.

  4. Sarah L says:

    Such a great acknowledgement of how important nurses are.

  5. Janet W. says:

    It is so great to recognize nurses! I feel like they don’t get enough credit for all they do! Great job Pampers!

  6. vickie couturier says:

    As a retired Nurse,,used to work postpartum/surgery wing then for a OB/GYN as a office nurse ,I always loved being appreciated,,and made some really good friends and memories,,i always treated my paitents like I would want to be treated if I were the patient,,I actually had patients ask for me to be there nurse when they had to return to the hospital ,,so I was honored to do so too

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