Marta Shirer

Marta Shirer

Marta Shirer, RN

Mother Baby
Charleston Area Medical Center
Charleston, West Virginia
United States
Marta listened to my fears and questions and went above and beyond to make me feel like I was doing a good job.

What a rollercoaster of emotions the first few days of my stay at the hospital.  Before I went in for my C-section, I was terrified that something was going to happen to my baby.  I arrived on the Mother Baby unit and started my journey as a new mother.  My baby girl, who was small for her gestation, began to lose weight and refused to breast feed enough.  I felt inadequate, terrified and defeated.  This nurse listened to my fears and questions and went above and beyond to make me feel like I was doing a good job.  Together, we worked with my baby as she struggled to nurse.  Marta didn’t give up and offered different suggestions on what we could try next.  When I broke down and sobbed, she sat with me and talked until I felt better.  When my husband looked worried about our baby, Marta quickly recognized this and talked to him and calmed him down.  My husband may have not looked panicked to most people, but he bottles it all inside.  I was so thankful for her.  This woman changed my life.  I will never forget the time she spent helping, physically and emotionally.  I am forever grateful.  I am leaving with a lot of knowledge gained thanks to this nurse!