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Photo of exhausted nurse goes viral: ‘Can we just give it up for nurses for a minute?’ Staff




Nurses are getting some much-deserved praise right now, thanks to one woman’s viral Facebook post.

A viral Facebook post gives a behind the scenes look at a dedicated labor and delivery nurse who puts in long hours at work and appears to be emotional after a “particularly hard day” at work.

Laura Mcintyre, of Texas, posted a photo of her sister, Caty, sitting in a chair, rubbing her eyes.

The emotional photo and the accompanying caption have been shared more than 110,000 times since then.

“This pic is from a night back in july where she came to my house after a particularly hard day. she delivered a stillborn. have you guys ever really thought about what a labor & delivery nurse sees? they see great joy in smooth deliveries & healthy moms & babies. they see panic & anxiety when a new mom is scared. they see fear when a stat c-section is called. they see peace when the mom has support from her family – bc not all new moms do. they see teenagers giving birth. they see an addicted mom give birth to a baby who is withdrawing. they see cps come. they see funeral homes come. did you know that they have to make arrangements for the funeral home to come pick up the baby? i didn’t either.”

McIntyre — who lives in Forney, Texas — captured the powerful moment back in July when Nixon came to her house after having delivered a stillborn baby.

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