Hello! I am currently going into my second year of a BSN program in the fall.
I am interested in going into OB after graduation (if that's even possible with so many people wanting to go into it).
I wanted to serve the community, as well as have some pertinent (sorta) experience with pregnant women. So, I am a volunteer as a client advocate for a pregnancy counseling center. My job is to help a client take a pregnancy test, help clients with STD testing and referrals, and just in general listen to clients when they have questions or concerns. I also provide orientation to our pregnant clients if they want to participate in our program to earn baby items. They attend prenatal appointments and parenting classes, which give them points to earn toward baby items.
The center is pro-life, and I don't know if that will make some managers not want to hire me because of that. We do reach out to the community and work with social services and hospitals.
I guess what I'm trying to ask is, will this help me in the long run in getting a job in an acute care OB setting? I know that these crisis centers are generally pro-life, and some women don't agree with that. My job is to help women, and I certainly don't have a political agenda to throw at them. I genuinely enjoy talking with my clients and helping them through a stressful time. Thanks in advance.