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arrrgh! OB is killing me.....

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ohioSICUrn is a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU.

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Just want to vent.... when im on the floor theres nothing to do because noone seems to be giving birth when we are there...

Then Lecture is sooooooo overwhelming!!!!

sigh......

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Yea, I know around here it seems like most births happen very early in the am, or in the middle of the night. Not sure why it seems like that though. Sorry!

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That makes sense both my kids were born around 11pm! After about 35 hrs of labor of course! LOL hang in there!

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I would give my left boob to be in OB clinicals right now. That's what I want to get into and I have to wait another year and a half before I get the chance. I used to volunteer there and I LOVED it! I haven't been to lectures for it, but still pretty excited! Maybe I'm just odd...

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That Guy has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency/Cath Lab.

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My teacher killed any hope that I would enjoy L&D and OB. There is a new teacher now and the way she completely reworked the class makes it sound very interesting. It is just a shame that since I like to try every area, that I have such a bitter taste in my mouth from the first experience I will never go back.

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Well, we aren't that far removed from other animals who typically birth at night in safe places when the fear of predators is lower.

I labored with my first baby all night. They forced her out by c-section at 2pm because my labor slowed down (little did I know that was totally normal!)

I went into labor with my 2nd baby at 2am. It slowed down a little during the day and kicked back into high gear that night..... then slowed down a bit during the day. Luckily, it was winter and got dark early so I kicked back into high gear late in the afternoon and pushed her out just after 7pm (which would have been just in time for the student nurses to go off shift!)

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OB killed me for many other reasons besides being bored...hated it and so glad it's way over, lol. Good luck!

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I love birth and babies, was a doula, training to be an IBCLC, want to work on L&D when I graduate and then become a midwife. Working with moms, families and babies makes me so happy. That said, I found being on L&D for my maternity rotation pretty boring and frustrating. It was either observing a c-section or observing the management of an induction where the patient had an epidural. I sought out things to do and still spent most of the time talking to the L&D nurses, studying EFM strips, and that was about it. We weren't really allowed to touch the patients and people didn't seem to want us in there. The natural birthing mamas definitely didn't want students in there, which understood, but also found frustrating. I observed a couple of vaginal births, two train wreck c-sections and got to do the initial newborn assessment once. Then, I got to do a foley once and up someone's Pitocin with the nurse watching--big change from Peds where I pretty much had total care of 1-2 patients each 12 hour shift! I preferred being up on Mom/Baby because I was able to work with the moms, do patient education, breastfeeding, etc.

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Bobbkat specializes in NICU.

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Yea, I know around here it seems like most births happen very early in the am, or in the middle of the night. Not sure why it seems like that though. Sorry!

My daughter was born at 11:26 am. I guess that explains why I had so many nursing students coming in and out of my room! :lol2:

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When I was a student back then, it really happened. What my clinical instructor did is to lecture and lecture till we only knew it was already time to go. darn it

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I get your pain. I am doing OB clinical right now too.

Its either really busy or not much action is happening... my first day the pod nurses were talking about movies and doing their nails... it was sooo quiet.

Soon OB will be over and we will be killing ourselves in Surg... so enjoy it while we got it!

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queenjulie has 1 years experience and specializes in Step-down, cardiac.

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I love birth and babies, was a doula, training to be an IBCLC, want to work on L&D when I graduate and then become a midwife. Working with moms, families and babies makes me so happy. That said, I found being on L&D for my maternity rotation pretty boring and frustrating. It was either observing a c-section or observing the management of an induction where the patient had an epidural.

Argh! I don't know how I'm going to get through OB rotation when the time comes for that--I'm a pretty hardcore natural birth advocate, and I don't know how I'm going to stand watching women get pushed into c-sections, pointless inductions, and forced pushing without screaming at someone. Hopefully hospital where we do clinicals isn't too bad for that type of thing.

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