New OB Nurses, Grads and Students, Please Feel Free to post your questions here: - page 21

Mugwump had a great idea offering services to new grads as a mentor (thank you for that!) So, I thought having a "sticky" for new grads, OB nurses, students, and others with questions who want... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Welcome to the OB forums, BOPPER!
  2. by   jeshav27
    Thanks!
  3. by   lala26
    Hi

    This is my first time on the forum and I have already gotten so much information. I also want to become a L&D nurse. I'll be starting my first semester over at my nursing school because it was closed due to Hurricane Katrina and we were only able to get a week of school in But thankfully we will be continuing in Spring 06 but it will be a compressed schedule. They will be combining the Fall 05 and Spring 06 into one semester. I know this will be even more challenging then ever but I know it can be done. So I'm just asking for everyone's prays and assistance and we (Fall 05 class) go through this trying upcoming semester. And I know I will be visiting this site very frequently.

    Thanx
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Lala you have my heartfelt thoughts and best wishes in the future. Please, don't be a stranger. Let us know how you are doing, ok? I am very interested. Good luck to you. YOU CAN DO IT---you have already been through so much.
  5. by   TerreP
    I am just finishing my prereqs for nursing school, but I know what I want to do...and that is to work in L&D!!! I have wanted this for many years, and I am determined to make it a reality. I am also studying to become a doula, hoping that maybe it will help when I finish nursing school to get into L&D, since I will have experience working with laboring mothers. There is no other part of nursing that I really want to do more than helping families bring a new member into the world. I work in a telemetry unit right now as a HUC, and the nurses there are all very anti-L&D...trying to talk me out of it and telling me I won't enjoy it...but they all enjoy working in telemetry, and I know I would not want to work there! I know what I want to do, and if we all wanted to do the same thing, there would be either a lot of unhappy nurses or a lot of areas of the hospital left unmanned! I am the mother of four, and watching them come into the world was the most amazing thing to me, and I want to help others experience that miracle!!!

    Terre (hopefully to be nursing student in 2006!!!)
  6. by   jennib122184
    I am wondering if any OB nurse could answer a few questions for me... I am a nursing student in Georgia and have a presentation to do on OB nurses.
    1) Do you enjoy being an OB nurse?
    2) What is your favorite aspect of obstetrics?
    3) least favorite?
    4) Where did you get your education?
    5) Name _________________
    6) Why did you become an OB nurse?
    7) Do you work in a hospital, office, etc?
    8) Anything you can tell me about OB nursing, whether it be opinion or fact.

    I would really appreciate if someone would reply, by Private Message.

    Thanks, Jennifer

    *email address removed for security purposes/TOS compliance.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Nov 9, '05
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am wondering if any OB nurse could answer a few questions for me... I am a nursing student in Georgia and have a presentation to do on OB nurses.


    1) Do you enjoy your work as an OB nurse?

    Yes, most days I LOVE IT.
    2) What is your favorite aspect of obstetrics?

    Being an intimate part of new families and lives being born is mighty powerful and inspirational for me. I love that people are touched by my care for them in the most important times of their lives---having babies is HUGE for most people. I know most never forget their birth experiences, nor their care providers. I think that is an intoxicating feeling---knowing I am part of something so big in others' lives.

    3) the least favorite?
    The litigiousness of the field. It's gotten to where we chart and everything we do----we do with the distinct threat of being sued or taken to court hanging over our heads. The paperwork we do is a nightmare and keeps us away from what we came into nursing to do----care for our patients! It gets worse every year.

    4) Where did you get your education?
    In a community college program for RN's in Oklahoma.
    5) Name _________________
    I prefer not to publish publically here.

    6) Why did you become an OB nurse?
    Because I received awesome and amazing care when I had my first child. I thought those nurses were absolutely NOBLE--I wanted to touch others' lives the very way they touched mine. So I went to nursing school with the express interest/goal of being an OB nurse.


    7) Do you work in a hospital, office, etc?
    I work in a hospital, LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum) suite unit. I also care for post-operative GYN surgical patients and mildly sick neonates. Most OB nurses work in birth centers or hospitals. A few work in doctor's offices, but mostly doctors employ nurses' assistants these days.

    8) Anything you can tell me about OB nursing, whether it be opinion or fact.

    Think I covered that pretty well so far--------my opinion is it is THE place for me----I cannot picture myself doing anything else, except possibly being a staff educator one day.

    I would really appreciate if someone would reply, please reply here or PM me and we can correspond further. Thanks, Jennifer

    You are welcome! If you have further questions, please Private message me.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Nov 9, '05
  8. by   Geordi486
    Hi, I was looking for information on women with MS and L&D. I am a SN and my 1:1 has MS and has had a honeymoon phase while pregnant and is worried about after the delivery with the MS. I have not found much online and my clinical instructor just said look it up. Does anyone have any advice I can give her?
  9. by   lisamct
    Hi all,

    I've posted on the site a few times but as my career has now dramatically changed direction I thought I'd come introduce myself over here(sorry if this isnt the right place to do it)
    Up until August, and for the previous 10 years, I was a Learning Disability Nurse, now I'm a Student Midwife, studying at university in Glasgow.
    I know there are some definite differences between UK Midwifery and US OB/GYN but hopefully I'll find something to talk about (and a few things I actually understand )

    Lisa
  10. by   ShannonSRN
    Maybe there will be a kind reader out there that can help me with my dilemma...

    I have been a Scrub Tech/Nurse Tech in L&D for 5yrs, I am NRP certified, and have experience with 23wks to full term births and everything (good and bad) in between. I took a year off to finish my last (toughest) year of nursing school. I graduate in May, 2006. I questioned my path for awhile, but have realized my passion for those precious little creatures. I miss the job more and more everyday.

    I would like to follow a track to the NICU, but there is nothing online or elsewhere to direct me on how to proceed with my "Dream". I have researched for the past 5 or 6 days...nothing!

    I live in Florida, not far from Orlando. I am about an hour away from Florida Hospital and Arnold Palmer Hospital For Women and Children. I have attempted to make phone calls for advice...no return calls as of yet.

    If there is someone out there with advice, or a friend-of-a-friend who works at one of these locations, etc...(anything)....I would be extremely greatful!
    Last edit by ShannonSRN on Nov 18, '05
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from lisamct
    Hi all,

    I've posted on the site a few times but as my career has now dramatically changed direction I thought I'd come introduce myself over here(sorry if this isnt the right place to do it)
    Up until August, and for the previous 10 years, I was a Learning Disability Nurse, now I'm a Student Midwife, studying at university in Glasgow.
    I know there are some definite differences between UK Midwifery and US OB/GYN but hopefully I'll find something to talk about (and a few things I actually understand )

    Lisa
    WELCOME Back LISA!!!! Good luck to you.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from Geordi486
    Hi, I was looking for information on women with MS and L&D. I am a SN and my 1:1 has MS and has had a honeymoon phase while pregnant and is worried about after the delivery with the MS. I have not found much online and my clinical instructor just said look it up. Does anyone have any advice I can give her?

    I would refer her to her doctor to ask these questions. MS varies by degree of severity and how people are afflicted. I hope she comes through it all well....
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from ShannonSRN
    Maybe there will be a kind reader out there that can help me with my dilemma...

    I have been a Scrub Tech/Nurse Tech in L&D for 5yrs, I am NRP certified, and have experience with 23wks to full term births and everything (good and bad) in between. I took a year off to finish my last (toughest) year of nursing school. I graduate in May, 2006. I questioned my path for awhile, but have realized my passion for those precious little creatures. I miss the job more and more everyday.

    I would like to follow a track to the NICU, but there is nothing online or elsewhere to direct me on how to proceed with my "Dream". I have researched for the past 5 or 6 days...nothing!

    I live in Florida, not far from Orlando. I am about an hour away from Florida Hospital and Arnold Palmer Hospital For Women and Children. I have attempted to make phone calls for advice...no return calls as of yet.

    If there is someone out there with advice, or a friend-of-a-friend who works at one of these locations, etc...(anything)....I would be extremely greatful!
    I would try asking this on the NICU forum......they probably can hook you up!!!! GOOD LUCK TO YOU!

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