I don't think it's because I'm a male student--although there are things I can't do at my school on the Mother/Baby floor because I *am* male, at least I know what those things are--but there seems to be a huge disconnect between the Mother/Baby textbook and what actually happens on the floor. I mean, I read about birth defects and pulmonary emboli and drug dependency and MAS, and then I go into clinical and pass out a tylenol or two and the food trays. Maybe listen to a strong heart or two. THEY'RE ALL SO DAMNED HEALTHY!
Good for them (he said grudgingly). Still, with only 3 more clinicals left in the semester, it would be interesting to see something a little out of the ordinary. I certainly don't wish evil on my patients, though, so maybe I should just get over it.
What's the most exciting (good or bad) thing that's happened to y'all on Mother/Baby rotation? Maybe a vicarious experience will be good enough! :spin: