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Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert

Middle of a Cornfield, Illinois
I am a wife, mother and labor & delivery nurse.  Life is pretty busy and trying to find a balance between all of these is the joy of my life.  This past summer, I reached a goal of mine by running 5K races.  I found myself unexpectedly pregnant this summer. Unfortunately, that... Full Bio
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Small steps towards an ultimate goal by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing For years now, I've contemplated the pros and cons of going on to school to become a midwife.  It's something that I would absolutely love to do.  Unfortunately, there are s ... Read on »
Pre-K graduation by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Today my 3rd child, the first of my kids that I talked about on the web, is graduating pre-k today. I've slowed down significantly in the amount of time I actually write on ... Read on »
In Honor of Nurses Week...a repost by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Random person:Do you really like being a nurse? Nurse: Um, yeah, why?  RP:Really? Nurse: Yes.  RP: How can you enjoy a job that demands that you work hours out ... Read on »
Marathon 3 - finished! by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing And now I can say I've run 3 marathons. It seems hard to believe that I've tackled that distance on foot 3 times! This marathon went okay. I've recovered much faster this ... Read on »
Marathon #3 by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My poor abandoned blog...I used to be so good about writing and updating, getting things off my chest, etc.  But, life is wonderfully busy and I just don't find the time to ... Read on »
Marathon 2 by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Last Sunday, I ran my 2nd marathon and it was a much, much better experience this time than the prior year. I was in much better shape this year compared to last year, even ... Read on »
LDRP by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A few months ago, we moved into our brand new labor and delivery unit, something we've been looking forward to since 2007 with excitement and trepidation.  The layout of the ... Read on »
Marathon #2 by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Only 65 days until I run my second marathon.  Yes, I am in fact a crazy person.  This year, my plan was to train appropriately, to run the entire thing and I had really hope ... Read on »
Jacob's birth story by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My oldest baby turned 9 years old July 13th.  I don't think I've ever posted his birth story, my only vaginal delivery, so I thought I'd share :) I was due July 31st.  At t ... Read on »
10 Years by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing So I'm about 8 days late, but June 8, 2012, Husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage.  It's hard to believe it's been that long!  It's been a wonderful, fulfilling, som ... Read on »
Long time no post by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing In my defense, we've been really, really busy around here.  Thought I'd run down some highlights and hopefully, life will take us out of the fast lane with road construction ... Read on »
Racing Season by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Finally, it's road racing season again!  My competitive side has been waiting since last November for it to come around again.  Ok, so I could have run a few 5K's in the col ... Read on »
Skin to skin by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A few months ago, my hospital's entire healthcare system implemented a new protocol that I actually really, really like. They want newborns to be placed skin-to-skin for at ... Read on »
Things I've learned so far this week by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing It's only Wednesday, but so far, I've learned quite a bit. 1. Gak and furniture = not a great combination. To remove green gak from your furniture, a hot iron over a rag ... Read on »
New routine by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing As much as I want to just hide my head in the sand (if it's by my house, it's probably contaminated with lead dust) I can't. This nightmare we've been living since September ... Read on »
Lead Nightmare by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Back in September, we took Caleb to his well-baby 12 month visit. All was well, and because we live in a house built in the 1880's, we had his lead levels tested. We had the ... Read on »
School by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Since Isaiah has been going to early childhood classes, we have seen some great improvements in his speech. It has been a wonderful thing for him. When Caleb was born, he wa ... Read on »
Scatterbrained by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing It's been crazy up in here, so here are some random tidbits for your enjoyment. * I decided to try out the elliptical at the gym to give my joints a break. After 130+ lap ... Read on »
Small Steps in the Right Direction by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The longer I work in labor and delivery, the more I see that there is a need for things to change, especially regarding c-sections. (No, this isnt a post about how there are ... Read on »
Marathon #2 by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing When I ran the marathon last year, I remember thinking to myself at about mile 20 "never again". I told Husband at I think mile 21 "This sucks. No more marathons". I said ... Read on »