Lauren Goeke, RN
Tell us about your own journey and how your experiences have changed the way you look at motherhood and parenting.
When I became a new mom, I was a Pediatric ICU nurse, and I felt unprepared and overwhelmed. I remember thinking, I’m a nurse and I wish I could help other women from feeling alone as they struggled with this big transition.
Tell us a little about your nursing career.
I have been a nurse in many different settings: medical telemetry, stroke units, and Lastly the pediatric ICU. I loved working with kids and their families. I currently teach as an adjunct nursing instructor at a local university. I love teaching and helping others.
What are the two most important lessons you've learned working with moms, babies, and families?
To be patient and that everyone’s journey is different. It’s overwhelming to make this new transition and you can’t rush it or compare your journey to others a.
If you had one bit of advice to give to a new parent, what would it be?
Be patient. It’s a big adjustment and will take time to get used to your new role.
Self-care is a big challenge for parents. How do you maintain your own energy and outlook?
I still have times where I need to work on my balance in my own self-care. I think that finding a small thing for yourself every day is helpful. Even if it’s 2 minutes of deep breathing and mindfulness during the day. I try to remember that the days all vary, some moments are great and others are rough. None of them last forever so try to be in the moment, don’t worry about the past or future.
Is there anything we've missed that you'd like to share with Mama Coach clients?
I’m so excited to be taking my experiences as a nurse and mama to help provide evidence based support to other mama’s and their babies.
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