AreN4lyfe has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Emergency Department/Labor and Delivery.
I am a nurse who recently transferred from ER to Labor and Delivery.
I am a male
I was scrolling through a thread you posted on, in regards to the size of a newborn's stomach, and read the argument you made and found the information and the source to be very informative. I have been a skeptic in regards to the old school of thought in regards to feeding and stomach size. I subsequently scrolled up and noted your credentials and the fact you're a male.
During my OB rotation in nursing school I felt like the elephant in the room while on the MB and LD unit. I loved the subject, the patient populations, and was passionate about it, but the background noise of not feeling welcomed in the environment bothered me. Since working in LD, that feeling still lingers. Sometimes more than others. Did that ever happen to you
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Thanks for joining me in skeptic land. Lots of things that should be questioned in what we do in OB! I have had other people tell me they've felt that way, but I really haven't seen it or maybe just didn't notice or care. The only group that palpably never seems to want me around is the lactation team which makes me crack up when they go to see one of my patients and see they're doing well because "labordude was really helpful and knowledgeable!" The best thing I've learned is be the bigger professional, do an amazing job, and any critic will be silenced because the supporters voices get louder.
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