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Hi everyone,

I am sooo excited. This is my semester to rotate OB and today I saw a vaginal birth. It is sooo amazing what these nurses do. Yes the doctor gets the baby out, but nurses play a HUGE role support for the patients and family :yeah:. They are there to hold the legs, coach on pushing, coach on breastfeeding, assessing mommy and baby postpartum and make sure family has pictures, footprints and baby is safe. This is such a huge role, and I, as a nursing student got to follow one patient from 8am this morning until time of delivery at 3:14. I will never forget!

Up to this point, I have never seen such a great quality of care to patients, including the family. On my other med-surg rotations, it was all about passing drugs on time and documenting. Plus those nurses did not like us nursing students. They always complain and we do soooo much to assist with care for the patients. Today, it was not like that. I did as much as I could to assist such as "trying" to start an IV, inserting the foley, assist with documenting, reading HRs, taking VS...oh it was so amazing. And I felt greatly appreciated.

Just wanted to share my experience...:loveya:

Forever Sunshine, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 7 years experience.

I will be doing my OB rotation in July. I cannot wait. It is my last rotation in LPN school. I've always been interested in OB. People say its rather gross but I'd like to form my own opinion about it. That's great you had a wonderful clinical experience though. There's nothing better than leaving clinical for the day happy.

Based on my own experiences as a three-time L&D patient, I definitely believe the nurses do the majority of the work during labor. The docs are really only there in case of complications. I had some wonderful nurses during my labors, and some awful ones, and I want very much to be one of those wonderful L&D nurses someday!

Congrats on witnessing your first birth! It's a beautiful thing to be a part of!

Hi everyone,

I am sooo excited. This is my semester to rotate OB and today I saw a vaginal birth. It is sooo amazing what these nurses do. Yes the doctor gets the baby out, but nurses play a HUGE role support for the patients and family :yeah:. They are there to hold the legs, coach on pushing, coach on breastfeeding, assessing mommy and baby postpartum and make sure family has pictures, footprints and baby is safe. This is such a huge role, and I, as a nursing student got to follow one patient from 8am this morning until time of delivery at 3:14. I will never forget!

Up to this point, I have never seen such a great quality of care to patients, including the family. On my other med-surg rotations, it was all about passing drugs on time and documenting. Plus those nurses did not like us nursing students. They always complain and we do soooo much to assist with care for the patients. Today, it was not like that. I did as much as I could to assist such as "trying" to start an IV, inserting the foley, assist with documenting, reading HRs, taking VS...oh it was so amazing. And I felt greatly appreciated.

Just wanted to share my experience...:loveya:

That's really great...unfortunately that was the exception in my OB rotation. I had one patent who had already had her baby and spoke no English, and one day when only one women was on the floor in labor and didn't want a student! I did get to go to the clinic that day and measured bellies and counted fetal HRs. I also helped with two vag bleeding in post menopausal women and saw one ultrasound. I would have been more disappointed but I've had three kids and got to help my sister when she had her last baby, so I don't feel too let down.:D

goodstudentnowRN

Specializes in Telemetry. Has 10 years experience.

hmmm...done with OB and PEDs and on to Psych for June...It is going to be fun!

greeniebean

Specializes in Alzheimers and geriatric patients. Has 12 years experience.

i can't wait to do L&D. thats what i want to do

I am currently taking OB and I LOVE IT. I graduate in December and I'm really thinking about becoming an L/D nurse.

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