I have never known a male L and D nurse. Probably due to my limited work in that area. However...
As a mom of three, I have had a male deliver two out of my three. I didn't have a problem w that obviously but I think I would have had a prob. w/ a male RN in the room. I can't exactly say why, but as a prior post eluded to the idea of having more men in the room at that time isn't too appealing!
It has nothing to do with professionalism or abilities, I just feel it would be harder to hear a man tell you after 23 hours of pitocin and excrutiating contractions..."your're still at only 2 cm my dear"
------->> Where is my testical vice when i need it?!!!
Or a guy that is not my husband telling me to " try to breathe through the pain" It just doesn't come across the same way that it would from a female that most likely can totally sympathize with what you are going through.