Brigette Harbour has been a NICU (neonatal intensive-care unit) nurse all 15 years of her nursing career. When she was relocated from Chicago to Atlanta 11 years ago, Brigette explored employment at our Special Care Nursery, on the recommendation of her nursing colleague who knew that Northside delivered “the most babies in the country.”
Brigette was drawn to the nursing profession because of her passion for helping people, but seeing the impact she can have on an entire family is what keeps her in the Special Care Nursery. A year ago, Brigette accepted a new position in the Perinatal Loss Office, where she serves the families in need of the most support: those who are experiencing the loss of a child.
“It has been an honor to support women and families during such a time, as we validate the life of their child through support services and memory making.”Brigette recalled her first perinatal loss patient, who called back into the office the morning after Brigette spent the night before with the family, bathing the baby and preparing him for the burial. The baby’s father told Brigette, “I just called to say, thank you for taking care of my child.”