Kate Butterfield

Kate Butterfield

Kate Butterfield, RN

Family Birth Center
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
Santa Rosa, California
United States
Kate then turned down the lights, brought in aromatherapy, and gave me a therapeutic massage on my hips. She even rubbed my feet with lotion.

Being an RN myself I found it difficult to be the patient in the bed accepting tender care from someone. I am usually the one nurturing others. It feels very different to be on the other side of things. Kate treated me with such kindness that I am truly touched. I am incredibly lucky to have had her as my nurse the night I arrived at the hospital in labor. She gave me the gift of relaxation and letting go. She could tell I was beginning to get more and more uncomfortable as the night dragged on. I was restless in labor pain and not allowing myself to relax fully during my break in contractions. She effortlessly stepped in and intervened in such a special way. She told my husband to sit back and relax and get some rest. This allowed my husband to settle down for a bit for the night. What a gift to give to an expectant father. My husband was just as anxious as I was. Kate then turned down the lights, brought in aromatherapy, and gave me a therapeutic massage on my hips. She even rubbed my feet with lotion. Wow, I was finally able to breathe, relax, and reset for the night to come. These gestures made me feel loved, nurtured, and completely taken care of. I am overflowing with gratitude for her as she really made me feel pampered and special. My experience was made so special and I am thankful to have had such a special nurse take care of me and my husband. Kate's kindness and compassion made a lasting impression on me.