Male obstetrical nurses


What is the ratio of female to male obstetrical nurses where you work?

Similarly what is the ratio of female to male obstetricians where you work?


1,188 Posts

Has 14 years experience.

There are no male ob nurses where I work. There is one male OB in a practice with 4 female OBs. There is one or two male family practice physicians who still have privileges for delivery, and there are probably 10 or 12 female GPs with privileges. I haven't worked on that floor for several years, so I don't have exact numbers for you.

Specializes in L&D, Nursery, and Post-Partum.

I've never seen a male nurse in any of my units. As far as OB's, I've been where they're were no females all the way to about 25% (including the midwives).

Specializes in L&D/Maternity nursing.

we do not have any male OB RNs on our unit. Pedi has 1.

out of the three OB practices who deliver at our hospital, we only have 3 male OBs (a total of 10 female OBs between the three practices). The family practice who delivers has a few more more. And most of our residents are male.


39 Posts

Most of our OB docs are female, all our CNM are female. This year the residents, all 4 yrs. are female. Years ago we had a male nurse in L&D, I was on nites then, he worked day shift.


100 Posts

Specializes in L&D. Has 10 years experience.

No male nurses in my labor & delivery department, same with postpartum. NICU has two male RNs. Interestingly, over 50% of OBs at my facility are male.


95 Posts

No male nurses or techs in L&D, PP, or NICU at my facility. All of our neonatologists are male. As for OBs, about 50% are male.


716 Posts

Specializes in Public Health, L&D, NICU. Has 15 years experience.

No male RNs in L&D, Postpartum, or Well Baby, but a couple of male RNs in NICU. Over 50% of the delivering physicians are male.

No male RNs, only 1 female OB :/

Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs! :)


77 Posts

Specializes in Labor and Delivery.

No male RNs in Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, or the NICU where I work. About 50% of our OBs are male. We also have several male pediatric PAs who attend sections and any vag. delivery where there are/may be complications. The majority of our residents are females.

Mr Midwife, BSN, RN

1 Article; 52 Posts

Specializes in Maternity. Has 8 years experience.

I work in London UK and there's a few of us male midwives around. My last unit had 5 but in new unit I'm only 1 of 2 so it does vary. Obstectricians tend to be about a 60/40 split in favour of the girls at lower grades (SHO) but by the time they get to consultant its back to about a 50/50 split.


34 Posts

Specializes in Surgical,Peds,MBU,LDR. Has 5 years experience.

I work Labor and Delivery, MB as well. I am the only guy there actually. More guys in NICU.