Childbirth Center

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    Hi, so right now I work in a Childbirth Center. It is not a birthing center but a unit within a community hospital that has L/D, postpartum and nursery on the same unit. We work with midwives and doctors. I love the unit but I know in about 5 years I will be leaving the area. I know it is years away but I was wondering how common a unit like mine is in other areas of the US. I love being able to do labor and PP and nursery. I feel like I'm going to have trouble having to pick just one unit to work on when I move. I also love working with the midwives as well as doctors. Just wondering if anyone works on a unit like mine? Thanks!
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    There are a couple hospitals in my area that have LDRP rooms. My current hospital has separate L&D and PP units, and that seems to usually be the case. It's also pretty rare to see midwives at the hospital... I know of one hospital that does so, and my current hospital is discussing the option of bringing midwives to attract more patients.

    I'm sure you can find that again if you plan on going to a larger city... although it is uncommon. However, your experience will be a bonus since you are well rounded in them all. If you work in a baby friendly unit like mine, you get to do both PP and nursery.
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    Most if the hospitals in NH are LDRPs
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    I've worked in six different OB units, and only one of them had L&D and PP as totally separate units. All the others were combined, and the nurses were expected to be able to work both L&D and PP.
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    I work in North Texas and we have separate L/D, PP and AP units. PP does mom/baby as we are working on being baby friendly, but we stay away from pregnant people, lol! We do have one practice that incorporates midwives, but I don't think the other hospitals in the area allow midwives. HTH!
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    Quote from lalamcd
    I work in North Texas and we have separate L/D, PP and AP units. PP does mom/baby as we are working on being baby friendly, but we stay away from pregnant people, lol! We do have one practice that incorporates midwives, but I don't think the other hospitals in the area allow midwives. HTH!
    We are a BF hospital and are a LDRP unit.
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    We are a unit just like you describe. I think this type of environment is more common in smaller, community hospitals. Are there hospitals like that where you will be moving?


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