Started my preceptorship yesterday, too. Of course, its only 24 hours. It's in L &D, too. Sucks that 7 hours into the 12 hour shift, I started puking in the bathroom, a victim of the stomach bug everyone has had. That was embarrasing.
I did get to hold the leg and shoulders of a 19 year old while she delivered her first baby, counting for her, talking to her, telling her to look at her baby as he came out. That was great! That was a forceps delivery(dropping fetal HR) with a third degree tear. Very bloody. THank God she had an epidural, or that would have hurt like stink.
I also helped with another woman who had prolonged rupture of membranes and even with Pit was having slow labor having her first baby. Ended up being a 9#12oz baby!
There was a lot of interesting stuff. A woman attempting a VBAC, a woman having twins, an intrauterine fetal death, tons of premature labor pt's, uncontrolled diabetes, etc etc etc.
I learned more about how to read fetal monitor strips, how to assess uterine resting tone, how to assess if the Pit needs to be increased or if its adequate, etc etc
I loved it so much, I really want to work there!!!!!! THis is also the floor I'm delivering my baby on in about 5 to 6 weeks from now.