Healthcare Hero Moms
We set ourselves the task of finding a way to thank New and Expecting Moms on the Frontline in time for Mother’s Day.
We have gifted over 80 PAIRS OF LEGGINGS to pregnant and postpartum women who work in the healthcare industry!
“Whether you think you are a hero, or just doing your job, I think you are an outstanding person to keep going during this time. Especially pregnant or with a baby at home. As a mom of two small children I am in awe of your bravery and this giveaway is the perfect opportunity to give back to our heroes during these unprecedented times."
- Lucy, Founder of GLOWE
MEET THE MAMAS BEHIND OUR HEALTHCARE HERO MOMS GIVEAWAY:
RN in an emergency department and a mama of 2 young kids
How much love I have for my kids, I’m obsessed with them
Seeing people die alone without their families and worried about my kids getting sick
Playing with my kids
Mascara. Chapstick. Bacon.
Hugging my parents
Be safe. Stay home.
I work Full time as an RN in a NYC hospital Labor and Delivery unit and LOVE it!
This is my second but I’m actually so grateful to be pregnant during this pandemic because I’m never alone with this little nugget keeping me company 🥰
I hate all the extra gear and having to wear it all shift long. I’m hot enough while pregnant!
I look forward to my days of, spending time with husband and toddler
Chocolate, pregnancy pillow and maternity leggings
Stay home and if you’re going to wear a mask, please wear it correctly
Being a new mom.
What surprised me most about becoming a parent is how little medical school. Prepares you for the real thing. No one talks about the difficulties of breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and pelvic floor issues.
The hardest thing during this pandemic has been isolating my baby and keeping him safe as we don’t know how small babies will react to the virus
I keep grounded by keeping a daily routine and taking time for myself to do an activity that reminds me of normalcy—so I videochat with girlfriends, go for walks to get fresh air
Chocolate, massages, sleep
I would be in the Maldives!
If I could tell the world one thing, it would be that healthcare workers are the new soldiers of our time. Please stay home and social distance so we can take control of this war.
Occupational therapist- rehabilitating individuals recovering from a variety of injuries and illnesses (included COVID-19). I help patients regain their independence in daily activities such as bathing, dressing, toileting, cooking, etc!
I look forward to watching my son experience the world and helping him grow through all of the stages that will make him into who he is meant to be as a person
Aside from the physical demands of my job which have been worsened by wearing restrictive PPE, it has been very stressful to go to work each day understanding the risk that the patients I care for or I could become ill. Additionally, it has been very difficult to see how sad our patients have been since they are not allowed to have visitors so I try to remain as positive as possible for them!
I focus on the things that I enjoy: making gifts for friends who've recently had babies, designing our nursery, gardening, going on walks with my husband (LOTS of walks), and FaceTiming with family/friends!
1. I hate to say it, but my phone! It's what's keeping me connected to family members I haven't been able to see in months. 2. My memory foam pillow. Good sleep is essential right now! 3. Chocolate. Actually, any sweets will do :)
A sunny beach... with my family!
Thank you for the support!! We have not chosen to be healthcare workers for attention. We are healthcare workers because we enjoy connecting with people and helping them... often at some of their lowest points. However, this pandemic has added a new level of uncertainty and anxiety to our everyday jobs unlike anything we've experienced before. Thanks for spreading love and positivity to help brighten our days.
I'm a nurse on a pediatric oncology floor, and my kiddos at work keep me on my toes! Some days are hard, such as the days we diagnose a new patient, but some days I spend my time keeping my kids entertained by playing dress up or board games. Anything to make my patients and their families feel more at home.
How hard it is! As a pediatric nurse, I often take care of babies but I had NO IDEA! The lack of sleep has been the hardest for me to adjust to!
The hardest part is being away from my support system. My husband and I live hours away from our families and it's been hard not to have them close in these special moments. I also have my work family but have been away from then because of maternity leave.
I'm really enjoying cooking/baking during this time! I find myself being more adventurous and sharing my food with my husband
My phone (lol), my headphones and comfortable leggings!
Close to my family
Stay home. If not for yourself for those you love. Being in the hospital is not fun, especially for children. You have no idea how hard it is to watch us hold them down to start an IV, fight them for breathing treatment, or worse, having them sedated to prevent them from pulling out a breathing tube.
I set up, initiate, and maintain treatment for dialysis patients (treatment for Kidney Disease).
Having a healthy baby girl and seeing my son become a big brother!
Distance from family/support. Trying to maintain a normal schedule during an abnormal time.
Focus on baby girl and our family.
Mexican Food, tums, and peanut butter.
Right where I am.
Wear the mask - it’s uncomfortable (I know!) but helps reduce the spread. Enjoy your unusual time at home, it’s something we would love to have.
Admitting patients to the ICU after open heart surgery
Forgetting my lack of sleep and pain from nursing when I see her cute face on my chest
The worry that we really don’t know how the virus would affect us/our babies
Wine, hiking/the mountains and resding
When this is over, don’t forget the healthcare workers
I work as a nurse in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at a community hospital outside Boston, MA. I take care of patients immediately after surgery until they are ready to go home or to their hospital room.
I’m already the mother of a sweet little girl, I can’t wait to see her become a big sister. My sister and I are the very best friends and I can’t wait for my daughters to experience that.
The hardest thing about this pandemic has been the constant worry about how to keep my family safe. My husband is also a nurse on the frontlines, we’ve been living separately to keep my unborn daughter, toddler, and family safe.
Trying to soak up every minute of quality family time we’ve been given
Sunshine, wine, and a good slice of pizza!
At the beach with all my loved ones
Everyone is giving up something right now to keep others safe. Whether it’s staying home when you don’t want to or putting your own life at risk to care for others. Your sacrifice helps someone else, whether you see the direct impact or not. We’re all in this together and that’s the only way we’ll all get to the other side of this.
SICU full of heart, brain, and vascular surgery. I also work in outpatient (pre-surgery).
That it would be so hard to relax. I thought I would be more careful free as a parent. I always worry about keeping them safe. Also, some of the things I said I would never do—I do. 😂
I’m currently on maternity leave... it’s more of a worry when I go back that I will bring it home to my asthmatic husband, 2 year old, or 2 month old. This time has made it hard not to worry. I’m trying my best to stay positive and not think about all the little things that could happen and focus on my cuddles. I do worry about pumping when I go back and not contaminating the milk!
Lots of prayers and cuddles!
Coffee, comfy Pjs, and a great pair of black leggings.
At the beach with my family.
Wash your hands. Try to stay calm and stop hoarding things in your house like toilet paper. Also, eat your nutrients to help build your immune system!!
I am Nurse Practitioner in a busy emergency department in the city of Philadelphia
Bringing home a healthy baby girl to her big brother and sister and seeing their excitement
The fear of becoming sick and passing it on to my family and unborn child
The thought of continuing to be able to help the sick, but couldn’t do it without the support of my family and coworkers
Exercise, good food, being able to get outside
Stay home it truly does help save lives
I am an assistant nurse manager on a trauma and general surgery floor.
How much your heart can grow with each baby (I just had #3)
The thought of possibly bringing something home that can harm my babies and having to be separated from them
Trying to think about the positives as much as possible and reminding myself that the job I am doing is making a difference.
Coffee, sunshine, and coffee
The beach with my whole family
We are all just trying our best and please be kind to each other. Also, stay home and wear your masks :)
All night actually... I’m a postpartum nurse. At this point my hospitalIs promoting the testing of all patients in labor - either scheduled 72 hours prior to an induction or scheduled c-section or upon admission in labor and delivery. At this point we have been testing for several days and had our first positive case over this weekend when I worked. I feel for all the new mommas as it’s such an emotionally driven time on a regular basis (without a pandemic). It’s hard to promote social distancing when trying to assist a new mom with breast feeding but I’ve been trying my best to master both skills.
Little meeting bigs
Assisting moms with breastfeeding prior to knowing covid status.
Coffee, online orders being delivered and our local (non-chain) grocery store stepping up and doing contactless pick up
Right where I am
You are doing YOUR best
As an ER nurse, I’m constantly putting out fires from every direction and maintain compassion for people on what is often their worst day.
I get more and more emotional with each child.
The unknowns...specifically the unknown of whether or not I will bring it home to my family.
Leaning in to my marriage, my family and my faith.
Coffee, good leggings, and my pillow.
Super cliche, but a beach is sounding so nice!
It is that serious. Wash your hands.
Lead of our ultrasound department. Currently acting as a liaison to ordering providers and radiologists prioritizing exams and scheduling urgent vs. non-urgent exams. Creating our staff schedule to accommodate our patients in need.
Having our sweet little baby wrapped in my arms that loves, appreciates and needs me. He doesn't know anything better than what is going on in this crazy world. I'm excited to show him how life beautiful can truly be!
Letting the fear of the virus take over. Accepting/mourning the loss of what could have been during my first pregnancy to share with friends and family. It has been so so isolating.
GOD 100%. Knowing he is my protection. There is a purpose in all of this.
Faith. Love. Family
At home with my baby and Bradley
We love providing care for you, even in the worst moments. But stay safe and healthy. Be grateful to be home. May you use this time to grow and get closer together <3.
I work as a hospice and triage nurse :) I see patients in there homes and work behind the scenes and help people over the phone. I am also a mom of two girls 3 and almost 1.
I was most surprised about how my career would shift, I suddenly did EVERYTHING to be home with my babies and take care of them as much as possible.
I am petrified to bring this home to my girls. I am anxious leaving my house, when I come home I strip in the garage and shower or make sure I scrub my hands before I go near my kids.
I keep myself grounded by continuing to workout and make time for myself even during these busy days
Leggings, fitness and a comfy bed
On our family vacation that probably will be canceled in Captiva Island Florida
Take care of yourself and your family, hold your babies extra tight. Not everyone can be home all the time.
Taking care of patients before and after transplant
We are so excited to meet our little man!
It is hard to not be as involved in all patient care.
Faith and family
Books, Blogs, and a good mattress.
At home with our new baby!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge when it comes to caring for patients with Covid.
I am a registered nurse who works in the float pool. So I get to go between two hospital units and I help cate for patients in the ER, the ICUs, and all adult health units.
I was not mentally prepared for all the complications that came about once I delivered my son.
Each shift is scary working with less and less protective gear and worrying if you will bring home the sickness to your family.
I do a lot praying and remind myself how lucky I am to have a wonderful family that loves me and supports me.
Leggings (they keep me super comfy on my days off), my yarn (I crochet and knit and that helps ease any anxieties I may have), and my masacrara (silly but it’s the one makeup item I love most).
At home with my precious family.
PLEASE stay home during the lockdown. This awful virus mutates and spreads so quickly. Stay home and love on your families and pets.
GLOWE HAS gifted 80 Support Leggings to Pregnant/Postpartum US Healthcare workers.
We wish we could have given out more!
As a small & self-funded start-up, we are continuing to work hard and make deliveries as safe as possible for you during this time.
Keep in touch with our community!