truckinusa 5,358 Views
Joined Jul 15, '10.
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Uh, yeah.....had I been that laboring mother I would have complained too. How long did you stare?
I stuck around long enough to realize I didn't belong , about 20 secs, instructor was in the room. I did knock.
Headed to my first OB rotation in a few hours. I will let you know if I am allowed in a room.
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.
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.
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
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