Shauna Lugar experienced two very different pregnancies and two very different deliveries, both at BirthPlace at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center.
Her first son arrived in December 2015. “As newbies to the labor and delivery scene, it wasn’t anything like I expected,” said Shauna. “I thought I wanted to try going without pain medication, but I tapped out about an hour into labor and got the epidural.”
She had terrible back labor, but after the epidural her labor was pain free and she was able to sleep off and on. Eventually her doctor broke her water, upped the Pitocin to speed up her labor, and after she pushed for about 30 minutes, Avery arrived.
Throughout labor, Shauna’s nurses were by her side, calming her, explaining what was happening and encouraging her through the process.
Her favorite nurse, Lynnae, helped her through the hardest part of her labor. Afterward Lynnae soothed and guided Shauna and explained how to help her heal her body. “She was exactly who I needed in the moments I needed support, coaching and companionship,” said Shauna.Read More