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By destiny darmon
Labor & Delivery field
This position helps pregnant women during labor and childbirth, as well as women with health issues with their reproductive system.
The career of an OB Nurse can work in a doctors office, pre or postnatal floor, and the labor ward. Many OB Nurses who want to work in Labor and Delivery will usually start off on the pre/postnatal floor or other known as of or occurring after birth field, they then move to L and D once there is an opportunity. It is normal that you will cross train (learn another skill, especially one related to one’s current job), to enable you to work in all areas. This is an important specialty.
Diploma in Nursing
Inpatient Obstetric Nursing certification available
NIU and Clark University have good Nursing Programs.
Things to look at:
There are many opportunities in this field of work
Salary ( Average year OB-$75,000)
Hourly pay ( Average OB-$23)
There are always hospitals, etc.… hiring RNs
Adoption Assistance/Child Care
Personal interview of Kate Carbaugh
Kate Carbaugh works at Swedish American Hospital in different fields. One field was the Labor and Delivery floor.
A typical day for Kate is caring for babies and the parents. She has to make sure that they are comfortable and know how everything is going. When a laboring mom comes in, Kate puts a fetal monitor on the mother to see if everything looks okay and to see how far along the labor is. Then she would let the doctor of the patient know how she is doing. She usually will write down any complications there are or what is happening and let the doctor know. Kate will usually make sure and ask if the laboring mother needs anything like when it comes to lunch time. Kate is always on the ball and making sure everything is under control and that everything is going smooth before the birth.
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Likes about the career-
Kate really enjoys the ability to help the patients through their tough and happy times. She will also help educate them in what is going on and explaining the steps. She says it is fulfilling to be able to help and comfort other people.
Dislikes about the career-
Kate knows exactly what she has got herself into. Yes it is a beautiful sight to see life being born and to be there to help blossom this creature into the world. Though same babies do not make it, it is a hard time, especially when Kate has to tell the parents. It is all hard to do but that is why you have to have a pure passion for this job. It wont be easy at times. She is also not a big fan of the long hours and never knowing when she will be getting off of work.
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Kate strongly suggests that you should get your education at a four year university. Then continue yourself in as many topics as you can possibly stay on top of and advancing yourself to different fields.
Next 5-10 years-
Kate sees this field needing more nurses then ever. There is always openings for this field in different locations. The healthcare and nursing field is never going away.
If Kate were to start over she first says she would go to a four year university. She loves to learn and educate herself. She would have probably received her Masters of Science in Nursing at this point if she was still in school she states.
Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner
I feel that this career is fit very well for me. I love seeing life being brought into this world, I really enjoy babies. They are so beautiful and so fragile. As the OB Nurse helps provide care for the mother and her family, you create a bond, you may not know it, but the mother and the family rely on the OB Nurse and the OB-GYN Doctor so much.
I'm always asked at some point, “what happens if a baby dies?” Well I always reply with, yes it is a sad time when a baby does not make it, but I would like to be the Nurse of that mother trying everything in my will to help this baby live.
Report type- ESFJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, and Judging)
Ranking Job Families- Health Care Support, Health Care Practitioner and Technical Occupations, and Personal Care and Service.
Most Possible Occupations for ESFJs- Child care worker, Nurses aide/orderly, and Licensed Practical Nurse.
This source defines this field, tells what this field does, and how to get into this field
Kate Carbaugh- Swedish American HospitalDiploma in Nursing
I'm always asked at some point, “what happens if a baby dies?” Well I always