The Pros And Cons Of Being A Neonatatal Nurse

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Everyone has a dream or an idea of what a future career will entail for them. Some people may want to be a professional dancer, an astronaut or become a doctor. My dream is to change the lives of newborn babies every day. On a national average 3.6 million babies are lost every year. For me, becoming a neonatal nurse, I can help decrease this number every year and improve the lives of others. When you are a neonatal nurse you are able to experience things that normal jobs don’t see on a daily basis. Neonatal Nurse Katie Jones states “The best part about my job would be I can give these little babies the best the start at life, seeing the baby progress more and more each day, and I can make a small difference in someone’s life each and every …show more content…
The physical stress of this job can be hard on your body. Many nurses choose to be in the neonatal field because the babies are easier to lift than other patients you would work with. Neonatal nurses often experience mental stress because the infants can change so quickly and the problem can’t be caught in time. It is a requirement to be very alert and observant in small changes. The emotional stress that comes with the job can be difficult to manage. Neonatal nurses need to be able to handle ill babies that may not have a chance of surviving. The nurses also have to support the family and some families will be hard to work with. Many of the families may have certain beliefs that aren’t in your agreement. As a neonatal nurse put your own beliefs aside and focus on the best care for your patient. The nurses should educate the families and persuade them to the best care the patient should receive. But overall being a neonatal nurse is very rewarding because there was a difference made in someone’s life that affects them as well as yourself (Pros and Cons…). The salary isn’t the only thing that can make your life …show more content…
The most common one is premature birth. Most babies are to be born around thirty seven to forty weeks. Any baby younger would be admitted into the NICU. The baby has to adjust to life outside the mother and all the body systems need to start functioning on their own. When the body systems don’t function properly babies will be admitted into the NICU. Many babies enter the NICU when they have some type of infection, a heart or birth defect, or the cord being wrapped around the neck. The mothers also play a big role of whether the baby will be in the NICU or not. The mothers are at risk of their baby in the NICU because they have diabetes, over the age of forty, bleeding, or high blood pressure. There are some factors that mothers, babies or the nurses can’t control that would cause a baby to be in the NICU. The baby could become breech and that could cause for a complicated delivery, the baby could lose oxygen when being delivered, or having surgery to deliver the baby. Neonatal nurses are in charge of getting the babies healthier and out of the NICU quicker (The

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