For the reasons you mentioned, I love OB. I do love labor and delivery best. But where I work we do LDRP, labor/delivery, recovery, postpartum care in ONE room, so we follow the mom thru labor to the postpartal stage of her stay. I LOVE this. You get to know your patient and family well. They do not have to transfer rooms, which they love. But LDRP may be tough for you right out of school ....where I graduated, I had no choice. LDRP was the concept at the rural hospital where I worked. It was very overwhelming that first year, but boy did I learn a LOT. The first year out of school is tough for EVERYONE, so take heart. If you are sponge, and try to learn at every opportunity, work hard and are willing to keep current by attending classes and seminars related to the specialty, you will do JUST FINE!
Here is an organization you can check out and join. Our standard of care is modeled and followed after theirs:
Check into the hospitals around and see what is there. IF Labor/delivery and mother/baby (postpartum) are seperate, oftentimes, it is recommended you start out in PP/mother-baby.
GOOD LUCK! Ask me if you have questions.