Hello! I work on a post partum unit. My hospital is in a big city and attached to a university. The medical group employs midwives and i think they are quite busy. As a l&d nurse, you may get one or two patients at any given shift, based on their acuity (just basing it off of what I've seen, never done l&d). After delivery, you stay with them for two hours after recovery and then transfer them to post partum. As a post partum nurse, I may get four couplets a shift. My tasks include helping with breast feeding, administering meds, checking vitals , performing tests on babies at 24 hours, and much more. I'm planning to go back to school to be an FNP. Hope this answers your question! Good luck with whatever you decide to do.