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First day on the Labor and Delivery unit

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by Thedreamer Thedreamer (Member)

Thedreamer has 4 years experience and specializes in PCU/Hospice/Oncology.

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It was amazing. I got to give pre and post care to a mother and watched her have her C-section. I have to say I was totally shocked at how much I loved the unit.

I was also the only male nurse on the entire floor. That made me giggle a little in my head. All in all I had a blast and learned an incredible amount of information!

Just thought id share. :lol2:

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I start nursing school in the fall, and I am hoping that I get to be a part of the OB experience. I saw my wife give birth to my son, but I was in a daze the entire time and things moved really fast. :uhoh3:

Im glad you got to experience some stuff.

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Reno1978 has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SRNA.

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I enjoyed my L&D rotation a lot more than I expected to.

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Darth Nightingale specializes in I got hurt and went to the ER once.

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My L&D experience was one of the most memorable of my whole schooling. My first pt. was a Russian gal whom I don't think understood that she was getting an XY Student Nurse. She wanted little to do with me as evidence by the fact that she grabbed both her breast when I said it was time that I do the assessment... too funny. Fortunately, she was a C-section and as long as I could see her ab wound I was happy.

My second pt. was a sweet East Indian girl who was having a high risk delivery of a babe with a heart defect (Tetrology of Falot). She didn't give a hoot about her privacy when I was there. Their were 15 people in the room for the c-section.

It was amazing, but nothing I have seen or done trumps the fact that when I held her hand as the umpteen NICU folks were dealing with her baby, I looked into her eyes and she looked into mine and I knew she need some strength, I said, "Guess what, You're a Mommy" she teared and said, "I know, it's wonderful" it was truly my honor and privilege to be the first person on Earth to tell her that. I've seen life, I've seen death, and I've seen agony... but nothing compares to that, you know" Well, that's my $0.02 on the topic.

Even Darth Nightingale has retained some of the good side, (as per prophecy) ... our secret (shhhh)

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CametoitlateTexan specializes in Cardiac.

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My experience in L & D was extremely positive also. It was similar to that of Darth. I think if we apply the nursing process to the situation, we can learn no matter what the circumstance. Hang in there

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Thedreamer has 4 years experience and specializes in PCU/Hospice/Oncology.

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Today I was in the maternity unit taking care of twins and I passed by the nursery. Three nurses were in there and motioned for me to come in. They were holding this beautiful baby boy. He was pale while with blue eyes and bright blond hair. They had spiked it and made it messy and said, "Hey it looks just like you, are you the father?" and then we all laughed. I was like, my hair isnt THAT messy! sheesh! Being the only male nurse on the unit definitely lends itself to some good laughs :D

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SteveNNP has 9 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Neonatal ICU (Cardiothoracic).

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Ha! get used to it if you plan on working Maternal-Child..... and plan on getting so attached to those cute baby patients you will dread taking care of big people... ;>P

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Thedreamer has 4 years experience and specializes in PCU/Hospice/Oncology.

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It seems I have an aptitude for working with children/babies and thier mommies/families. Odd...

Cant help what you love right?

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SteveNNP has 9 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Neonatal ICU (Cardiothoracic).

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That's right! It'd be great to have another man in the field...... You can have the mommies, though, I'll take the babies.....If you're old enough to push a call light, you're out!

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It was amazing. I got to give pre and post care to a mother and watched her have her C-section. I have to say I was totally shocked at how much I loved the unit.

I was also the only male nurse on the entire floor. That made me giggle a little in my head. All in all I had a blast and learned an incredible amount of information!

Just thought id share. :lol2:

interesting! :monkeydance: i wish me too.. hehehehehe.. Good luck to all of us! hope to hear you soon

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tigress_8207 has 5 years experience.

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I am very impressed as a female to see you as male nurses love that aspect of nursing.I know most men would run a mile.Well congrats.

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corbinRN has 5 years experience and specializes in Pediatric Critical Care.

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That's so awesome! I've actually thought of the possibility of one day going into midwifery, but what would they call me? Midhusband?

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