I will be starting my first job in Labor and Delivery in August. I'm sooo excited as this is exactly what I've been wanting- an L&D position in a family birthing center. I have a little time between now and then to get ready and was wanting to know if there is anything else I can do to prepare myself as a new grad for this exciting area? Also, what can I expect in terms of my orientation? From what I've been told by my NM, I will have a preceptor and will have specialized classes from the beginning of orientation as well. Another thing- how long did it take you to feel pretty comfortable in L&D? Sorry to bombard you with all of these questions but I'm exhilirated and nervous to be taking on such a huge responsibility and just want to be armed with as much information as possible from the beginning! Thanks in advance for your input!