My Nursing Experience Paper

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I have also had similar experiences, while working in labor and delivery. Being a mother and nurse, I find it very natural to be nurturing. While caring for Muslim families, I have found they are not as nurturing to their children. As a matter a fact, I have had many only hold their infants for a few seconds, them want them put back under the warmer. The Muslim father almost never holds the baby, but does come over to the warmer and say a prayer in the infants ear. The Muslim call to prayer or adhaan ("God is great, there is no God but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Come to prayer.") are the first words a newborn Muslim baby should hear (BBC, 2009). They are whispered into the right ear of the child by his or her father (BBC, 2009).…show more content…
I didn't get upset because I knew this was part of their culture and beliefs. I did think to myself that this is suppose to be the most important bonding moment for the parents and baby, and how much they were missing out on. This is also the most opportune time for mothers to begin breastfeeding, but the mother wanted to wait until she got to her post partum room.

I never judge anyone, and I let patients cultures and beliefs, come as a learning experience for me. As long as the patient is happy and no harm is being done, their birthing experience will be a positive one. I want patients to feel comfortable with their care. When patients are comfortable and relaxed, the body's healing process can begin. Women go through enough hormonal changes, during the birth process, that I find it much easier to let their cultural beliefs be the way of their
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