I am a nursing student going into my OB clinical rotation. I am very nervous for many reasons... 1) I don't have kids yet and 2) we are likely to see a vaginal delivery and/or C-section. I have never had the opportunity to observe any kind of surgery and I am terrified at the possibility of passing out! Honestly even the thought of seeing a live vaginal delivery scares me! I don't have any issues seeing blood or doing things like IV's and such with needles. I have seen a few procedures like a bone marrow biopsy but nothing that was an actual surgery. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had some advice for me??? I know to eat a good breakfast before clinical but is there any other tips/tricks you may have? Thanks in advanced!
- A terrified nursing student
Jul 5, '17
Well, I must have been lucky to be up close and involved when we did L&D. The hospital I was at was about 50/50 OB/Gyn and midwives. The mom we had laboring was using a midwife and with the mom's permission, I was right up there holding a leg back for her while she was pushing.
Other people have great advice already. The only thing I would add is if you start to feel a little funky, just excuse yourself and step out of the room. You wouldn't be the first and certainly not the last to get woozy! Good luck
Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jul 6, '17