RN reduces stress of birthing experience

Nurse helps take stress out of birthing experience

It was 3 a.m. when Emily Williams arrived at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point to deliver her second child.

It was her second birthing experience at the Women & Infant Center. The first delivery had taken eight hours, and Emily received an epidural anesthesia. She was prepared to have a similar experience this time.

A nurse met with her and immediately set up for delivery.

Emily was surprised and also a little frightened — especially when she discovered that even though an epidural was ordered, she probably wouldn’t be able to have one in time. In addition, her husband was unavailable through most of the birth, attending to their 20 month old son.

Despite the stressful situation, Emily said her nurse, Missy Bentley, RN, was “absolutely incredible.” She walked Emily through every step of the process, was extremely comforting and gave her exceptional one-on-one attention.

Emily had her baby that day. Both mother and child are healthy, and Emily ended up staying only one full night at the Women & Infant Center before going home.

Emily and her family are back to normal and doing what they love: enjoying the outdoors and taking camping and fishing trips to some of their favorite places, like Wisconsin Dells and Door County.

 

Learn more about the Women & Infant Center at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital.

 

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