Almabelle Nadia Raralio

Almabelle Nadia Raralio

Almabelle Nadia Raralio, BSN, RN

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
St. Luke's Medical Center Quezon City
Quezon City
Philippines
Nadia took care of my baby like her own and handled him the same way I would.

Becoming a mother means sacrificing your sleep. Since the delivery of my first born, I have been sleep-deprived even when there are people around offering to help while I catch up on sleep. But still, I couldn’t because I did not trust them enough to take care of my baby the way I personally would. Until I met Nurse Nadia on the second day of my son’s admission. Nurse Nadia put herself in my shoes when she noticed how exhausted I was. I was practically dosing off as I cuddled my baby.

But then she came, took the baby from me and reassured me that she would take care of him no matter how much he cried and fussed, as long as I got some good sleep. Knowing my baby, I thought Nurse Nadia was going to give up and wake me up in the middle of my sleep, but that never happened. She took care of my baby like her own and handled him the same way I would. She even managed to put him to sleep without having to wake me up in order to breastfeed him. When I woke up, I found my baby sleeping peacefully and as I wanted to thank Nurse Nadia, she had already left and did not want to disturb my sleep. I felt sad that she was gone but really appreciated that.