I am a mother/baby nurse in a hospital with approximately 1500-1600 births/year. We take care of a maximum of 8 patients at a time. This unit gives you the opportunity to share the joy of a new birth with the mom, dad and family, yet still gives you challenges, such as patients recovering from PIH and on Magnesium, GDM moms whose blood sugar is out of whack. LGA babies who need blood sugar monitoring.
Babies can be deceiving I have learned, so it is a welcome challenge to take time to really watch out for the babies. They don't hit call buttons or tell you when they don't feel good, so it is a challenge to discern between the minor changes you will encounter.
I feel as though the hardest thing with M/B nursing is that the moms and babies on this floor are expected to be healthy, so you have to pay attention to the small clues that something could be going wrong, because it doesn't happen often, but you need to be prepared.
Good luck with your decision!