Super awesome day today(L&D/Newborn)!

  1. I had the best experience today! Not only did I finally get to see a c-section and a vaginal birth, I also got to do a cervical check(most don't let students, but this was a teaching hosp. and a former grad from our program). Then all the other goodies: newborn assessment, hep b vaccine, baby's first bath! It was my last day in clinical and I had been disappointed so far b/c Id seen one vag birth and the rest of our time at this hosp, we'd been sharing babies for feeding/care, and finally we had tons of babies! Just had to share b/c no one else(besides other students) would understand the joy of getting to do a cervical check. I am over the moon excited about the opportunity I got today!
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    About Katie71275, ASN, RN

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    L&D RN; from US
    Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in L&D


  3. by   kaydensmom01
    I would be excited also, thats great! When I went to L&D I did not get to see any births, it was a bummer! We only did one day with babies, one day with moms and then one day in labor. There was no one in labor while I was there, it was a long day! I wish that I would of got to do a cervical check, I would be excited also
  4. by   rubato
    How awesome for you!!!!! I haven't made it that far in our program yet, but am hopeful to get to be a part of something amazing like that.
  5. by   turnforthenurse
    What a great opportunity, good for you!!! In my program we were not allowed to do cervical checks.
  6. by   owlRN01
    I love L&D! I will always remember the births I witnessed as a student...I had tears in my eyes Lucky clinical day indeed!
  7. by   zoe92
    Congrats! That sounds like it was an exciting learning experience- can't wait till I get to see some births!
  8. by   WantToBeMidwife
    Awesome!!! I work as a doula so I have seen quite a few births, but it doesn't matter how many you see, they are ALL amazingly wonderful! I can't wait to get to do cervical checks too! Who knew something like that could be so exciting?!?!
  9. by   wannabmidwife
    What an exciting experience! This is my 4th semester and I've been waiting to do that since day one. Still have to wait till next semester but I'm sharing in your happiness. That's awesome!!
  10. by   OB-nurse2013
    I had OB last semester and loved it! I used to smile the whole way home from clinical. We were also ata ateaching hospital that was huge so I got teh opportunity to see a lot. I didn't get to do a cervical check though! Congrats, days like that make everything else worth it
  11. by   Katie71275
    Thanks everyone! I loved it!!!