“One of the things that I really enjoy about being a maternity nurse is the work I do with parents” – Lorna’s story
Lorna describes her role as a Norland Maternity Nurse, after taking our Norlander maternity practitioner course.
“For me, when I’d completed my probationary post, I was much more confident in my ability to really get on with the job in the real world.”
“I’d always been interested in working with new-borns. I did the maternity nurse training course, and then I was offered a nanny position with a newborn baby and ended up staying for five years.”
“One of the things that I really enjoy about being a maternity nurse is the work I do with parents. When you’re working with someone who’s been a parent for maybe a day, they really often are feeling very overwhelmed, they don’t know what to do, they’re worried about the baby.”
“If you can go in with knowledge and experience and confidence and be able to show them how to do something, reassure them about something they’re worried about and leave them in perhaps four or six weeks’ time feeling confident and capable and knowing that they can move ahead with their baby and that that they’ll be great parents. The sense of satisfaction that I get from that knowing that I’ve helped them, and that I got to play with their lovely baby in the meantime as well, because working with babies is lovely, it’s a wonderful time to be part of a family.”