Hello, this is my second time posting a message so I'm new at this. I'm grad. in May and would like to go in the area of OB. I'm not sure exactly what area I want to work in and was wondering if anyone had any advice on certain areas (L&D, Mother/Baby, or Nursery). I haven't had my OB rotation yet but know that I want to work in that area. I would love to here from anyone about what they like and dislike about certain areas.
Feb 8, '02
Way back in the dark ages (1973) I started my nursing career in OB, I started on the PP floor. All Mom's and Babes, all the time! It took me about 2 years to figure it all out and yearn for "something more" ...SO I went down the hall to the Nursery (All areas were seperate back then) and learned to care for the baby's ..well baby care and special care nursery. That was fun and interesting for about a year .. I travelled even further down the hall and started L&D ..WOW!! Now here was were it was happening!!!! 28 years later I still LOVE L&D!!! I doubt if I could have done it properly without learning PP / Nursery first ...but maybe I could have ..All I know is that, for me, it's all in L&D!!!! So, maybe don't go straight there, play around a year or two elsewhere ... people will always be having babies!!!
Last edit by Goodlaura6 on Feb 8, '02