Nurses who are male, who work in OB/GYN?

  1. I've been a Maternity Nurse for 27 years. Are there any other guys out there who are Maternity Nurses.
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  3. by   tiredfeetED
    met a traveling nurse in our ED who works full time on Labor and delivery. He says he has been doing it for 5 years. He also works search and rescue ...thought that was pretty neat.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    we have a "regular" here, Mark, who is an OB nurse extraordaire.
  5. by   The Bear
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    we have a "regular" here, Mark, who is an OB nurse extraordaire.
    I am happy that there are a few of us out there. Tell Mark the Bear says hi!
  6. by   kate930
    About 2 years ago, my husband and I were sitting in church and realized that a couple we usually sat near, weren't there. We knew she was pregnant and due any day, so we were curious. About that time, someone walked into the chapel and told my husband he had an emergency phone call.

    Apparently, she went intot labor, and her husband (who is a Marine) was in the "field" and couldn't be located. She needed a ride to the hospital.

    So, my husband and I rushed to pick her up. When we arrived at the L&D, our nurse was one of the men in our church's leadership. The doctor.... was a member of another congregation (same type of church as ours). We all knew each other, and even without her husband there, it was such a wonderful experience!!!

    After she delivered, the male nurse also turned out to be in charge of teaching the new mothers how to nurse!!!! In one section of the hallway, was a very large bulletin board that highlighted the LDRP nursing staff. One whole section had pictures of some regional conference on how this male nurse had started some widely used breastfeeding classes and support network!!!!
  7. by   The Bear
    Quote from kate930
    About 2 years ago, my husband and I were sitting in church and realized that a couple we usually sat near, weren't there. We knew she was pregnant and due any day, so we were curious. About that time, someone walked into the chapel and told my husband he had an emergency phone call.

    Apparently, she went intot labor, and her husband (who is a Marine) was in the "field" and couldn't be located. She needed a ride to the hospital.

    So, my husband and I rushed to pick her up. When we arrived at the L&D, our nurse was one of the men in our church's leadership. The doctor.... was a member of another congregation (same type of church as ours). We all knew each other, and even without her husband there, it was such a wonderful experience!!!

    After she delivered, the male nurse also turned out to be in charge of teaching the new mothers how to nurse!!!! In one section of the hallway, was a very large bulletin board that highlighted the LDRP nursing staff. One whole section had pictures of some regional conference on how this male nurse had started some widely used breastfeeding classes and support network!!!!
    Thankyou for your story. I have had women stop me in a local grocery store and say out load, "You were my nurse and I could not have learned to breastfeed without your help!" Even though I have been doing this a long while, I still get embarassed. Although my wife says I am getting better accepting thankyous out in public. What I do is the same thing all my colleagues do. I am happy that God has given me a skill that I can help others. Again thankyou for the story.
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    I think this is the most wonderful thing in the world. I haven't thought much about men being nurses in L&D or even being midwives, but I think it is great that they are out there and personally, I thank you for everything you do for women!
  9. by   Dayray
    Hi, Bear
    I'm also a male working in OB, I haven't been at it as long as you (only 2 years).

    I love what I do and don't think I'd be as happy in any other area. Boy, was it rough getting started though. I bet it was even tougher starting as man in L&D 27 years ago, I'd love to hear about it.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    dayray...

    another amazing nurse who happens to be male!!!
  11. by   The Bear
    Thank you!
  12. by   The Bear
    Quote from CNM2B
    I think this is the most wonderful thing in the world. I haven't thought much about men being nurses in L&D or even being midwives, but I think it is great that they are out there and personally, I thank you for everything you do for women!
    Thankyou, I am happy that I found something I enjoy!!!

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