I am a new graduate RN and I have an interview for L&D and the NICU. I would like to know from fellow nurses within these fields which one would be less stressful for a new grad. How often do you come across STDs and HIV amongst laboring moms? Do you know if a mom has any of these upon admission. How long did it take to feel comfortable within the field? What is the most stressful part of your job in NICU and/or L&D?