I agree completely with each response. My experience has been 10 years in L&D and Newborn nursery. We are a Level 1 facility, so we don't even keep infants who need IV therapy. (We are within 10 miles of a really good Children's Hospital!) I really enjoy working with the newborns. I find it really rewarding when I pick up on something "that isn't quite right" and it ends up saving a baby's life. I also find it very heartbreaking to pick up on something "that isn't quite right" and not be able to do anything to fix the problem. My experiences have strengthened my belief in God, to say the least. To lose a baby isn't acceptable.
I, personally, couldn't work with the severely ill or terminally ill babies. I am proud of my colleagues and my self when we are able to deliver a live,premature infant and get them to "KIDS" asap. But I sometimes wonder why we saved them. What type of life will they have? That's where God comes in. I'm sure He had a reason, and who am I to question... Anyway, I did have 8 months on a Med/surg unit. It was a 42 bed unit that was severely understaffed. I, as a new grad, would take a third of the floor during my orientation, just to give the other girls a more reasonable patient load. It only got worse. By the time I transferred to OB I was taking care of half the floor, and hoping no one would die before I could get to them and do an assessment. It was a nightmare! But it taught me organizational skills that I couldn't have gotten on OB, and I am better able to care for my OB patients. It also comes in really handy when I get pulled to other units (ICU,CCU,Telemetry,ER,ETC.) I don't feel like an incompetent fool.
You know your heart and what you will be able to handle emotionally. That will guide you in your decision. Good luck!