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L&D vs OBGYN

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This may be a silly question to ask, but while looking for mother/baby/postpartum nursing jobs I have found OBGYN and L&D. I'm wondering if there is a specific postpartum or mother/baby title to the job, or if that would also be considered L&D. Thanks in advance.

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If it says L&D, then it typically is just L&D, as many places have an L&D department that's separate from postpartum mom/baby.

If it says OB/Gyn (and it's an inpatient facility, not a clinic) then it may mean ALL OB/Gyn (which would be L&D, mom/baby, and post-gyn surgery), or it may just mean mom/baby and post-gyn surgical. Mom/baby would just be mom/baby or postpartum.

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I my areas --LD is just that ,but may have LDR 's,post partum no longer used as all have been blended as Mother/Baby unit with some antepartums thrown in. Some other places have a dedicated antepartum unit for high risk moms.

Gyn is just those surgeries,in patient.Different age group- young to elderly.

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In my hospital we used to use the word OBGYN, and you may be in any of the units(LD, PP, Ante). But now we use specifications for the units. So I don't think it means anything really, just ask during the interview, or see if the job description will explain it to you.

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