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FNP providing OB care

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Specializes in Psych, ER, OB, M/S, teaching, FNP. Has 10 years experience.

I am an FNP and am trying to find out the scope of practice for such in an OB setting. I have contacted my SBON and am waiting for info. I have met FNPs in my state (Montana) that provide all prenatal care but do not deliver babies.

Are there any FNPs out there doing this type of work? I know there are perinatal NPs. However the scope of practice for an FNP is very broad and covers much of what a PNP does (ofcourse the training and experience is needed).

I know that one must be a CNM to deliver babies but am more interested in prenatal care, education, and managing labor. Are there any FNPs that manage labor under the orders of a physician?

Thanks!

I am an FNP and am trying to find out the scope of practice for such in an OB setting. I have contacted my SBON and am waiting for info. I have met FNPs in my state (Montana) that provide all prenatal care but do not deliver babies.

Are there any FNPs out there doing this type of work? I know there are perinatal NPs. However the scope of practice for an FNP is very broad and covers much of what a PNP does (ofcourse the training and experience is needed).

I know that one must be a CNM to deliver babies but am more interested in prenatal care, education, and managing labor. Are there any FNPs that manage labor under the orders of a physician?

Thanks!

I recently completed a FNP program (I was already an ANP/GNP) and we were told that we could manage pre/post natal care, but NOT participate in labor/delivery. Check out the scope of practice for FNP's from one of the certifying entities (AANP & ANCC). Participating in labor and delivery will not be covered through your malpractice insurance, since you're not certified as a CNM. However, you could certainly assist in L&D as a registered nurse.

I'm not sure where I read this, but I thought I could only do prenatal care to 28 weeks. I may have gotten that from my state SOP ...not sure. I would check with your state BON first, then ANCC/body of certification. Remember your state revised code/law will trump what the ANCC says so follow the state first.

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