Male L&D nurses

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bmurf

bmurf

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Looking for nursing debate topics:rolleyes:

mmurphy

mmurphy

54 Posts

I agree. This should be left alone to the women. A nurse is not a physician. Ias a RN for many years, and a mother, I would not care for a male nurse to attend me in an OB/GYN setting. It is inappropriate.

I think some things should be left alone and I reckon midwifery should be lft to women. I know that there are male midwives around but for the life of me I can't understand why a man would want to work in such a position!

I have assisted in emergency births but would hate to have to deal with that kind of stuff on a regular basis!

I like to try and retain images of "feminine mystique" and birthing and its associated processes totally destoys that! I feel sorry for any bloke that wants to do midwifery but is restricted by clients only wishing to deal with a female, but i can see where they are coming from. As a male you would be putting yourself in potentially litigious situations on a regular basis due to the intimacy of scope of practice. i reckon it I would look a bit silly trying to teach a woman how to breastfeed too!

clee1

clee1

Specializes in Hospice, Med/Surg, ICU, ER. Has 9 years experience. 832 Posts

I'm a male LPN student.

As a paramedic, I have done two emergency deliveries (well... not emergency per se, but... unexpectedly quick :) ) and was present all the way through my wife's labor and delivery of our dd.

As for me, I have no preference one way or the other about my role in L&D rotation; I have had the "books" and just enough "hands on" so far to do what is necessary if I had to.

Stick me in the nursery if the pt has a problem with a male nurse.... I'd rather play with the lil ones anyway. :clown:

deanaRN

deanaRN

59 Posts

When I had my last baby my nurse asked me if I minded a student. I said no I do not mind. Then a very timid instructor came in and asked me if I minded having a nursing student. Again I said no I do not mind. She then looked pointedly at me and said "Are you sure? The only one I have left is a male." I told her that was fine. This obviously upset my nurse. Then the instructor said "I just need to make double sure, and also do you mind if he is black too?" :rolleyes: :uhoh3:

I really felt sorry for the guy. The nurses were all really rude and the instructor seemed upset to be stuck with male student. The whole thing really bothered me. He was very nice, and I tried to make him feel at ease. I had the baby within a couple of hours. He nearly cried when he saw the baby being born and thanked me for letting him in, and said that every day of clinical he had to sit in the hall b/c no one would let him in while the other (female) students all had patients.

mariuszraj

mariuszraj

5 Posts

Hi,

I am a male nurse and have to say that while I was a nursing student I enjoyed this experiece. I did attend many L&D and as I remember only one woman did not want a male while she was delivering. It was a great venture for me.

Mariusz

wymnwise

wymnwise

70 Posts

I have a very hard time understanding what part of "NO" male docs and nurses are not getting. Look, it is our choice. Culture, religion, history, feminist education, whatever the reason a woman does not want men involved in intimate procedures and care while under anesthesia, we have that right. BTW did you know that if a male requests an all male team for a vastectomy it will likely be respected; but if a woman requests an ALL female team for a mastectomy or GYN surgery, her request is not likely to be respected.

wymnwise

wymnwise

70 Posts

Hi,

I am a male nurse and have to say that while I was a nursing student I enjoyed this experiece. I did attend many L&D and as I remember only one woman did not want a male while she was delivering. It was a great venture for me.

Mariusz

You have a good attitude. You did not focus on the one "No" but all the opportunities you were allowed.

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