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Raleigh nurses record music, make CDs for new moms

Posted May 8

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— A lot of moms were showered with gifts Sunday, but some new moms at Rex Hospital got a very personal gift for their first Mother’s Day.

The birth of a child is a moment that’s months in the making for new moms, nurses, and babies.

“There’s so much that goes on, especially in the hospital right after they deliver,” said nurse Meghan Presnell. “It’s so busy and I hope this just gives them a moment to give pause and connect with their baby.”

Some of the nurses and staff at Rex Hospital decided the new moms need something to relax; something filled with love and something powerful. So, they wrote a few songs, borrowed a few, and sang.

“The gift of music is so powerful,” Presnell said. “We’re coming together in a completely different capacity and we made what I think is a beautiful project.”

On Mother’s Day, nurses at the hospital were delivering what they called a labor of love. A CD, called “What a Busy Day,” was an eight month project to remind new moms that they are not alone.

“Of course we didn’t want to spend Mother’s Day in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), but they’re in such good hands,” said new mother Whitney Simonian.

UNC-Rex Healthcare is selling the CD for $5 in the hospital gift shop.


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