Where do I begin with how thankful I am for Mari and what an excellent nurse she is! Mari took the time to listen to my past delivery experience, my fears and desires for the current pregnancy delivery, the special need I had to ambulate and use shower for natural labor because an epidural was less of an option to me since I have Hemington spinal rods. She not only advocated for me in her communication with the doctor so that I could ambulate and shower for pain relief but seemed to have an innate understanding of just how perfectly to support me during labor – when to talk, when to be quiet, just what to say to encourage me during the most challenging and painful moment of my life; how to encourage and include my husband during labor to foster bonding between us.
Many nurses prefer that a patient gets an epidural because it is easier for the nurse but Mari loves to help women through natural labor even though it meant more frequent repositioning of monitors, helping me up to shower and back. I truly felt the Lord gave me her as my delivery nurse. I also felt I could relax and be a patient and not a nurse that day and my baby would be safe with Mari watching. I can’t express enough thanks for Mari. She deserves ten daisies truly!