My Chosen Profession : Obstetric Nursing

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My chosen profession I decided to follow was Obstetric Nursing. “OB nurses are also known as OB/GYN nurses, Gynecology/Obstetrics Nurses these nurse care for women from puberty to menopause. They help women during pregnancy, labor and childbirth, as well as women with health issues with their reproductive system.” Obstetrics nurses also assist the doctors during pregnancies and childbirth. Obstetric nurses must become RNs and can complete additional training to help move into the obstetrics department. Certification is also available in this field.” The schooling requirements for this profession include Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or a Diploma in Nursing. Other requirements for this field may include RN license, Inpatient…show more content…
I have decided to discuss one procedure I have seen during my time on the OB floor or the hospital. The procedure I chose would be vaginal child birth. The gestation of a human is nine months. Labor and delivery usually occur between 37 and 42 weeks. There may be difficulties along the way that may require a caesarian section; overall vaginal delivery is the most common way to go. One reason a patient would require a C-section would be if the baby was breeched which means feet first. When labor begins the patient is to be admitted and placed into a clean labor/ delivery room. Labor is different for every patient. One patient may only spend a short time in labor, and another patient could spend close to twenty-four hours in labor. Pain is another factor that is different for each individual. Pain is eased by an assortment on medications. The most common form of pain relief would be an epidural. The epidural is designed to help ease pain but allow the patient feel the pressure and movement of the baby. Most people chose to take this route to avoid being in serious pain for a long period of time. During the very beginning the first stage is the thinning of the cervix this enables the baby to start to descend lower in the pelvis. Most tines during this part the amniotic sac will break signaling the baby is getting close to descending down the birth canal. This part if labor also includes ultimately becoming dilated to 10cm. This process can vary
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