Living through the pandemic.

Submitted by Mcgill University
October 30, 2020

As the pandemic started, so did my career. Being out of school for a few years, it was difficult to return, especially during the start of COVID19. Entering the profession with uncertainty was high for me. I started in the postpartum unit. Being a unit with newborns, to protect them and avoid contamination, we never had any COVID positive patients come onto our unit. Although I did not directly deal with COVID patients, I was still able to see the impact the pandemic had on the parents. Bringing a life into the world where it was uncertain how things would play out was very unfortunate to see. They were scared to be in the hospital. The biggest impact I saw was that the parents were unable to celebrate and enjoy this new life being born with their loved ones. As no visitors were allowed on the unit, and social distancing was implemented, they were not able to see their families and have them met the new addition to the family. However, although they were face with many challenges, none of it really mattered as they were overjoyed with the birth of their child. As long as their baby was healthy, the parents were very happy. This showed that there is always a light in the darkness. No matter the situation were going through and the uncertainty of it all, there is always something positive to look forward to.