Labor and Delivery Travel Nurse Helps Deliver Aya Healthcare Employee’s Baby

March 14, 2019 | Clinician Stories , Life at Aya

When you hear “circle of life” you probably think The Lion King. But to labor and delivery travel nurse, Sarah, and Aya employees, Hannah and Matt, it has a whole different meaning. When Hannah went into labor with her daughter, Kinsley, she headed to the hospital along with her husband, Matt, not expecting that she would see a familiar face in the delivery room.

Sarah, a former L&D travel nurse who recently took a permanent job at a San Diego healthcare facility — had previously worked with Hannah as her recruiter while traveling between her last perm position and her current one! Sarah happened to be working a shift the day of Hannah’s delivery and while she was triaging, Sarah saw her name listed as a patient and asked to be switched to be her labor and delivery nurse, much to Hannah’s surprise.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes when Sarah walked into the room,” said Hannah. “I was overwhelmed and burst into tears. It was such an emotional experience and I’m grateful I had a nurse I know and trust by my side during this unforgettable moment.”

Hannah was in labor for nearly 12 hours and Sarah stayed by her side the entire time, supporting her through the delivery. “I’m so thankful Sarah was there to help me support my wife during the most important time of our lives,” says Matt. “Kinsley is our first child, and having someone familiar guide us through the entire experience was comforting, to say the least.”

When it was over, Hannah and Matt had their beautiful baby girl, Kinsley, who weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. And Sarah had even stronger bond with her former recruiter, after getting to be a part of such a memorable day.

While not many recruiters can say their nurses have helped deliver their babies, many have stories of the bond they’ve formed with their travelers. The milestones and memories recruiters and travelers share are some of the best parts of the job. Whether it’s attending their nurse’s wedding, meeting up with a traveler while they’re on assignment in their town, or just growing the relationship while supporting a traveler through a tough assignment, recruiters are with their travelers through all the ups and downs of their careers and beyond. While some think business can’t be personal, we couldn’t disagree more, and our recruiters know that the connections they make with their travelers last a lifetime.

When Sarah was a traveler, Hannah helped her find L&D travel nurse jobs she loved, and now Sarah helped bring Hannah’s first baby into the world. It was a full circle moment they were able to share! “This is people helping people,” Hannah says. “This is why we do what we do!”

When you start your travel career, you’ll be connected with a recruiter that’s there to help you find the jobs you want, and who knows, they may just become your lifelong friend — or your patient!

Ready to meet an awesome recruiter? Apply for a travel nurse job today!

Aya employees Matt and Hannah with their new baby, KinsleyAdorable baby Kinsley holding a teddy bear

Shelly Soukup What a beautiful story and family!
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