I would certainly check with your local hospitals. Most of the departments in our hospital will take LPN's but mainly for Med/Surge and not first choice for specialties.
If you like L/D it is a pretty tough spot to get into anyway in most places (around here it is tooth and nail...LOL!), so consider what paths you will take if you can't get into it right away either way.
Also remember that it isn't all happy bundles of joy with happy parents either...usually it is frantic parents/family LOL! And not all babies are healthy when they are born...and that is traumatic to the family in a way very unique and intense...can you or do you wish to work in that type of a very emotional situation? Something to consider...I found I was not up for that challenge and when things went wrong...I was so very upset and crying that I was useless....but I rock with older folks and adults!
A while ago I was working in a facility where the baby was born c-section and all was fine, but the next day the mother crashed and even after the most advanced surgeons and MD's in the house...she didn't make it. She was only 19! I knew things were bad (I was on a totally different floor) when I went to get blood products at the lab for my patient, and a frantic nurse was running in getting bag 12 and 13 of PRBC and bag 9-10 of plasma! My heart fell out of my chest and I felt the horror and tension of the situation throughout the hospital after that...I felt so horribly, and worse off...nothing I could do to help
. If I had been in L/D at that time...I would have been an emotional wreck! Good thing I don't go there, and know this about myself!
Good luck with your choices!