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  1. New grads in L&D?
    I started in L&D as a new grad so it can happen. It is a rough entry into nursing in my opinion. Sometimes I think if I had started in a more general area it may have been better but honestly I...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Please tell me they are not all like this...
    I could not have said it better. OP your tiny snap shop shows absolutely nothing of what it is like to be a L&D nurse, I can't imagine you would really believe it does. On another note yes each...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Do ER Nurses make good OB Nurses?
    I definately think your experience would be helpful. *A lot of people don't realize how similar ED and L&D is. *I think in both areas nurses have a lot of autonomy and also work much closer with...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Finding fetal heart via doppler
    In my experience if they are further along, maybe 28+ weeks then you can ask them where they find it at the doctors, if they are not as far along and you're using the Doppler go very low, overweight...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. How long is a nurse new to labor and delivery usually given for orientation?
    I started in L&D as a new grad
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Delayed cord clamping
    Our midwife pt.'s do this but not our reg pts. We don't normally care from the midwife pt.'s because they actually have their own unit so we only get them as overflow.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. How long is a nurse new to labor and delivery usually given for orientation?
    We have care for normal to very high risk pregnancies on my unit. We scrub and circulate sections. I had a 12 week orientation.
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. As an OB Nurse how do you deal with emotions toward drug using mothers to be?
    I think this is something far off t be worrying about. You are so early in your nursing journey. You may or may not end up in L&D. You may have clinical in it and hate it. You may like it but...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. ER nurse wants to work in L/D/Maternity
    I agree with the advice listed above but want to also say that I think moving from the ed to L&D is actually a good transition. I feel like there are a lot of similarities that people don't always...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Why is Pit started on spontaneous labor?
    We don't augment everyone's labor with Pitocin. It is used to augment labor for different reasons, sometimes the contractions have really spaced out for a long period of time or sometimes the pt....
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Labor & delivery after graduation?
    Hi! I got a job in L&D right after graduation. I really enjoy it but it is/was much more stressful then I expected it to be. It's getting better but its been tough. One thing that kind of helped...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. New L&D nurse needs stethoscope help!!
    I definitely wouldn't buy the cardiology. I have a Litmann Classic and I never use it. We keep baby steth's in each LDRP and I just use those. Sometimes I bring mine out of my locker but not very...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Do you scrub and/or circulate c-sections?
    Yes, we scrub and circulate all our C-sections. I actually love this aspect of the job. We prep them for surgery as well as recover them. Good Luck! :)
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Am I along the right lines?
    you can send it to me
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Infant or Pediatric Scope?
    I have an infant but rarely use it. It just sits in my work bag. I usually just use the steths on the unit which are pediatric ones :)
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. New L&D nurse resources
    Yes, my work does NRP and FHM classes as part of our orientation. AWHONN also a great resource my work uses too. I just finished my orientation and wow do I love it but it is very stressful. There...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. August 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "This should hold me over for at least the first hour"
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  18. What did you do to land a job in L&D?
    I understood what you meant :) This would prob be an area that you would get more responses. I was very fortunate to get my job through meeting people there when I completed my clinical rotation...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    sparkle, ladybug are few that stick out :)
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Frustrated! Should I give up?
    HI! I started in L&D as a new grad. It can be done but I think you either have to know someone or it helps depending n where u live. If you live in a more metro area then apply to any large women's...
    Aug 1, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. AWHONN Guidelines for staffing
    Im curious what is their guidelines?? I've been looking on their website but cant find it
    Aug 1, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. How do you know if you suck? ;-)
    LOL we need a support group hahahah :) It def has good days and bad days
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. What draws non-nurses to
    Well I didn't read the middle of this thread but I don't know why. I agree it's strange to me. From reading the first page and then reading the last I'm curious how about the middle and may have to...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How do you know if you suck? ;-)
    I just want to say I left today pretty sure I suck :( Hoping for better days this week
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Vaginal Birth after two consecutive C-Sections
    Yes, we do :)
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing