Megan Arnold RN

Megan Arnold

Registered Nurse (RN)

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Education

Completed Naval Hospital Corps School in 2001. Graduated from the LPN program at Cabell Co Career Technology Center in 2006. Completed an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) at Ivy Tech Community College in 2011.

 

Work

Worked at Naval Hospital Family Medicine Clinic 2001-2002. Worked in Long Term Acute Care as a CNA from 2005-2006 and then as an LPN from 2006-2007. Worked at Parkview Continuing Care Unit in 2013 as an RN. RN on pediatric unit at Dupont Hospital and filling in as needed on postpartum and neonatal intensive care (NICU) 2016 to present.

Personal

Married to husband, James, since 2001. They have 3 sons and 3 daughters. Blayden (13), Lilyan (11), Eden (8), Max (7), Ellie (5) and Silas (3) whom they home school. Loves time with family, reading, running, and organizing.

Other

Has volunteered as a nurse advocate at A Hope Center teaching and meeting with clients during pregnancy and after birth.  Certified in Health Care Provider Adult, Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); S.T.A.B.L.E. (post-resuscitation and pre-transport care of the sick newborn)  and Neonatal Resuscitation. Future plans include to begin studying to take to the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant  (IBCLC) exam to become a certified lactation consultant in order to provide in home assistance to breastfeeding mothers. Licensed to practice as RN in Indiana.

Birth

I have been blessed to give birth in a variety of ways to each of my children. My first was a typical hospital birth with all of the bells and whistles. The second came so fast I had no choice but to go natural and after this birth, I became much more confident in my ability to birth without medical intervention. Our third child was born prematurely and subsequently passed away. This is probably when my heart for women, pregnancy, and birth truly began. Each of my births brought me to a closer knowledge of myself, a deeper bond with my husband, and each time a renewed awareness of a woman’s strength. At the memory of each birth I can remember one voice who encouraged me, usually a nurse or midwife, and many times that is what kept me going. I am elated to be stepping into this amazing process in the lives of others in our area.

“Whether you are blessed with Amber, Ryanne, or Megan as your birth assistant, we are confident you will be please with their professional, compassionate care of you and your baby.”

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Janis Chrissikos CNM

Meet Our Birth Assistants:

  Amber Hagen RN

  Megan Arnold RN

  Ryanne Kees RN

 

The birth assistant is a VERY IMPORTANT member of your birth team! Our birth assistants are carefully chosen from varied backgrounds. While most of our birth assistants are usually Registered Nurses (RN), other professional also make excellent birth assistants. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Medical Assistant (MA) and other types midwives may also be birth assistants. Our Earthen Vessels Nurse-Midwifery birth assistants are professional midwifes assistants who are licensed (when available) or certified and completed their educational background from an accredited institution. They are skilled in labor support, birth, and postpartum care. Some of their tasks include: assess vital signs and well-being of mother and baby, administer medications including intravenously (IV) and intramuscularly (IM), start IVs and draw labs, complete paperwork and charting, provide labor support, and assist the mother and family with all aspects of care. Some birth assistants are trained to do prenatal visits as needed and all do postpartum mother-baby visits. They help to keep out-of-hospital births safe and more satisfying for the family!