When your water breaks and the contractions are at their most intense, mothers-to-be rely on the expertise, kindness and patience of their nurses to guide them through the labor, delivery and everything that comes after. Often everything becomes a blur and we under estimate the value of these wonderful people that help guide us though the most vulnerable moments of our lives.
Her latest experience in the delivery room, didn't go unnoticed to writer and mom-of-four, Jill Krause.
She posted her thoughts on Facebook and it quickly went viral.
"I'll never forget the faces of the nurses who followed me into the bathroom after delivering each baby. That moment when I was so vulnerable, so tired, scared, shaky. My swollen belly deflating, and my modesty long gone. They treated me with such kindness and dignity," she wrote.
She saw a photo of her friend with a nurse in the bathroom after the birth of her child, as she guided her on how treat her body that has been ravaged by childbirth, and it took her right back to when she was there herself.
"For me, these have been moments of empowerment and confirmation that I have a real village to help me, even if just for that little bit of time in a bathroom, on a toilet, while a kind nurse shows me how to put an ice pad on my mesh undies," she continued.
Within days the post had been shared over 45,000 times and acquired 77,000 reactions.
This prompted other moms to start sharing their incredible journey through motherhood and the nurses they couldn't be more grateful to along the way.