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Sister shares harsh reality of being a maternity nurse with long shifts

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Nurses work hard, often for relatively low pay. While a nurse technically only works 40 hours a week, usually in three or four longer shifts, it's hard to just get up and go home in the middle of a medical emergency. "Twelve-hour shifts generally turn into 13- or 14-hour shifts," nurse Kathleen Gaines writes. 

Laura McIntyre of Forney, Texas, recently took to Facebook to share a photo of her twin sister after her fourth shift in a row. According to Laura, Caty had worked around 53 hours that week, not including commuting. 

She took to social media to praise her sister, and share a photo of Caty crying.