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  • Nov 19 '15

    Quote from Red Kryptonite
    Uh, yeah.....had I been that laboring mother I would have complained too. How long did you stare?
    I was in the room for such a short period of time I didn't even realize I had a problem. I do remember the patient's face so I must have looked that direction. I believe I was in the room maybe 20 secs.

  • Oct 9 '15

    I stuck around long enough to realize I didn't belong , about 20 secs, instructor was in the room. I did knock.

  • May 8 '15

    Quote from RorySeiter
    Headed to my first OB rotation in a few hours. I will let you know if I am allowed in a room.
    I wouldn't be too worried. I asked this question because this was the main accusation that got me kicked out. I inquired further and was told the hospital no longer welcomes me at clinicals so therefore I am kicked out. There was some history that made it stick.

    Here is the formula to getting kicked out:
    1. Past history of being written up. (I don't know why, but nursing school will write you up for being late to class or any other minor offense)
    2. Running your mouth (I said a few things that I don't believe were offensive, but they upset the instructor. Keep your mouth shut and smile a lot)
    3. Show up on time (I wasn't late, but This will kill you in a heartbeat)
    4. Stick with your assigned patient especially in OB. (If I did it again I wouldn't bother to do anything for any other patients unless I was followed by a female nurse)

  • May 8 '15

    Quote from Tom LBC
    That is not correct. We had plenty of male students, myself included, in L&D, plus doctors and one male nurse who worked there for years. Male OB nurses are rare but not unheard of. My L&D rotation required that we be present for at least one birth. The only minor quibble was that some younger first-time moms were shy or had cultural requirements that male nurses not come in the room. They were always very polite about it.
    I was mistaken. Up the thread somewhere I said this was one of the most recent states to still ban this practice as recent as 10 years ago.

  • May 8 '15

    Quote from Red Kryptonite
    That's perfectly fine, and your right. But you're consistent.

    I just wonder about those who refuse male nurses, but happily accept male MDs, looking at, touching etc. the exact same body parts.
    I just wanted to note that we are specifically prohibited from performing vaginal exams as students. I would assume this is nationwide and for insurance reasons.

  • May 8 '15

    Quote from Morning_runner
    Its not the same thing. You have a long established relationship with your OB. I have been going to mine for 13 years. Also, nurses are the backbone of labor. They are the ones who coach and reassure a laboring woman. My nurses were champs. They were on the same level because they had been there.

    I chose my OB for his expertise. I would choose female labor nurses for theirs as well. The difference is theirs is personal. A male nurse can't tell you about his natural labor. A male nurse can't commiserate with you about how breastfeeding sucks. So basically it boils down to wanting someone who knows your pain. Not a man who no matter how much he has read or seen it. will never know it
    Sounds very logical and and a very unwelcoming environment for any males that dare to enter.

  • May 8 '15

    Quote from Morning_runner
    Its not the same thing. You have a long established relationship with your OB. I have been going to mine for 13 years. Also, nurses are the backbone of labor. They are the ones who coach and reassure a laboring woman. My nurses were champs. They were on the same level because they had been there.

    I chose my OB for his expertise. I would choose female labor nurses for theirs as well. The difference is theirs is personal. A male nurse can't tell you about his natural labor. A male nurse can't commiserate with you about how breastfeeding sucks. So basically it boils down to wanting someone who knows your pain. Not a man who no matter how much he has read or seen it. will never know it
    Sounds very logical and and a very unwelcoming environment for any males that dare to enter.



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