Labor Nurse Adds Unnecessary Pain

April 15, 2023

Columnist Stacy Graham-Hunt after giving birth to her second son Elijah

When I was in labor at Yale New Haven Hospital’s Saint Raphael Campus, my labor nurse wanted me to validate the size of her butt.

I’m sharing this story because it’s #BlackMaternalHealthWeek.

White nurses + doctors, please don’t do this. It’s not funny or cute. We’re trying to make to make it out of the delivery room alive. Instead, pay attention to the pain we’re reporting.

Read the full story here.

(That’s Elijah. Yes, he was born with his eyes open. Also, this story received an award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists.)

More about Stacy

On this blog, I’m sharing some of my personal memories of pain, shame and embarrassment. Hopefully they help you in some way.

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