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  1. Starting in MB Monday!
    I just use one from work. I feel like maybe there are better options but now I'm used to it and most nurses there use the same, so it's easy to just read off. Next time I work I will grab a blank...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Starting in MB Monday!
    After 19 months in L&D, I started in MB 5 months ago. I am really happy here! I always thought I wanted L&D but quickly realized the stress level was not for me. MB is a much better fit for me. ...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Not wanting to cross train
    Earlier this year I posted about working l&d and finding it to not be as good of a fit as I hoped. Although it was my dream job and many aspects I enjoyed, I found myself to be really stressed out...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Need to pick up your brains LD nurses!
    I volunteered as a doula at the hospital where I did my OB rotation, then was hired as a new grad into L&D.
    Jun 30
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Do most postpartum nurses consider the newborn hearing screen a nuisance?
    We have a hearing screener and I'm so grateful :)
    May 23
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. I hate night shift
    I can relate to what you're saying. I also have had many nights I cried having to go to work. People can think it's crazy and I need professional help (?) but after spending 18 years of my life...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Changes in language
    The other day we were watching a trailer for the new Will Smith movie coming out and my daughter said, "Mom, did you hear that Will Smith was going to be getting into the music business?". I have...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. L&D nurse with Postpartum Interview
    I received the job offer last night!! I am so excited. My pay almost doubled! Crazy. I already completed the drug screen today and they have started the background check. Shooting for March 9th...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. L&D nurse with Postpartum Interview
    The interview had went well and the manager asked if I would be willing to cross train to l&d since when census is low they convert to an LDRP. Of course, I said I would. I found out today I am...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. L&D nurse with Postpartum Interview
    Thank you! That's exactly what I enjoy about pp, the teaching. I enjoy assisting with breast feeding and all the teaching that comes along with newborn care, especially first time parents. I rarely...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. L&D nurse with Postpartum Interview
    Thanks! I feel like clinically I should be ok...I hope. I obviously recover women immediately postpartum and often keep them as overflow patients, and I deal with PPH and mag patients often. I've...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Do you have an OB in the hospital 24/7?
    That would be so scary! We have at least one resident and one attending 24 hours a day, usually several of each. It's all I've known but I would be terrified of not being able to act fast when...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. L&D nurse with Postpartum Interview
    I have an interview for a per diem postpartum position that I really, really want. I'm an l&d nurse and want to be prepared. Any tips on what questions I should plan for? I only have one day to...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. New Grad L&D Interview
    Jan 19
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. "Pre-requisite" of being a labor and delivery nurse/midwife-being a mom?
    Nope. Some of the best L&D nurses I work with don't have children. It's no different from being an oncology nurse but never having had cancer or an OR nurse that has never had to have surgery. ...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. New Grad L&D Interview
    Good luck! When is it? Keep us updated :)
    Jan 14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. New Grad L&D Interview
    Gosh, it was almost two years ago, let me see if I can remember some questions asked. I can recall being asked about newborn assessment, pre-eclampsia questions and lab values, several scenarios,...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Can LPNs work in the delivery room or maternity?
    We hire LVN's at my hospital as OB techs only.
    Jan 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Do you lie when they ask, "how long?"
    I passed NCLEX in June 2012 but due to the new grad job market, didn't start working until about a year and a half ago. When they ask how long I've been a nurse I will tell them almost 3 years since...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Anyone switch from L&D to MB?
    Exactly!! There are moments when I enjoy L&D but I have realized those moments are usually after the baby is born. Very telling!
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Hating L&D
    Although I started out differently, I am in a similar boat. I went to school wanting to be an L&D nurse and thought my dream came true when I landed my position. I LOVED it at first (maybe because I...
    Dec 27, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. FHR, hypotension, birth experience, PLEASE HELP
    ^^^ I agree with Klone, your labor & delivery doesn't sound out of the ordinary.
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Tips for setting up fetal monitor
    If baby is full term I just go right for the lower abdomen and it's usually one side or the other. Sometimes I get a loud, clear reaing with no issues...other times I spend my entire shift moving...
    Dec 20, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. If you were hired PRN into a new speciality...
    I was hired PRN into a specialty but trained for 4 months full time.
    Dec 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Did You Go Into Nursing For One Specialty?
    I did. The entire reason I went to nursing school was to be a labor and delivery nurse. I started in mother/baby and moved to L&D. I am now finding I may enjoy mother/baby more although I don't...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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