Belinda Bowman

Belinda Bowman

Belinda Bowman, RN

Obstetrics
Schneck Medical Center
Seymour, Indiana
United States
Belinda made a difference in this patient's life after taking the time to identify the importance of a birthday celebration.

We had a patient who was delivering on her birthday. The family was way more excited to meet the baby and completely forgot it was her birthday and the patient was pretty upset. This patient was a teen and mentioned how she was sad that she will never have her own birthday since she will now be sharing it with her baby. Belinda made a special trip to the gift shop to gather a few goodies such as a new bag, snacks for after delivery, chocolate, gift bag, a balloon, and clearance table items. We hand created a card customized to the patient's love for tacos, put us a few decorations and then sang her happy birthday while she was in labor. She even stated that she might use the bag she received as a diaper bag. The patient was so excited and the family immediately realized how important this "last" birthday alone was to her. Belinda made a difference in this patient's life after taking the time to identify the importance of a birthday celebration despite spontaneous labor and went above and beyond to offer the best birthday celebration a hospital can offer.