I had a job that I loved on a Mother/Baby floor of one hospital right after I graduated (started in L&D first). My kids pediatricians office swept me away to work at one of their new offices. I thought that would be ideal...no more nights, weekends, or holidays. I did enjoy the work there!!! I enjoyed working with everyone there!!! But...
1) They began to expect me to work just as long of hours. I would come in at 7:30 a.m. and when flu season hit or depending on which doc was there that day (some drag out the time with pts, putting us all behind in going home or to lunch), it may be 8 p.m. before we could leave for the day.
2) When my kids got sick, they expected me to bring them to work with me and stick them all alone in one of the exam rooms while I worked. No comfy bed, no tv, no mommy that could come at the drop of a hat, nothing!
3) The pay was much less.
4) I felt I was losing some of my skills I'd worked so hard to learn in school because, other than checking vitals, giving injections & doing some lab work, I didn't get to do as much as when working in the hospital.
If I had it all to do over again, I would've spent AT LEAST a year working on a med/surg floor so that I could get a better foundation. I'd heard that it's real hard starting out in L&D right out of school and where I got my job, they usually didn't hire fresh RNs to work there, but they hired me and I thought that's where I wanted to work forever. But, I realized after a few months there that I didn't...I did love Mother/Baby.
After I left the peds office, I took a couple of years off to enjoy being involved with things my kids are involved with until I decided exactly what I wanted to do. I now work Orthopedics on a very busy floor and we get lots of overflow med/surg. I can't tell you how lost I felt at first trying to remember everything. But, I've stuck it out, had some great nurses to work with who don't mind answering questions without treating me like I'm stupid, and I'm learning so much more than I did in any of the other 3 areas I worked before.
BUT, it's your decision and I wish you the best no matter what you decide to do. Just keep in mind that the grass is not always greener on the other side.