Labor and delivery nursing is a specialty in obstetrics where nurses take care of pregnant patients during labor, obstetrical emergencies, and other obstetric conditions. The labor and delivery nurse provides care during the intrapartum period (labor and birth). A labor and delivery nurse provides support, medical care, and constant monitoring of the pregnant patient and her fetus throughout labor and birth. Labor and delivery nurses assist and educate patients with labor and delivery conditions. Labor and delivery nurses provide incredible patient support, critical nursing care, and comprehensive pregnancy and postpartum education.
Labor and delivery nurses typically work in hospital units, freestanding birth centers, or attend home births. However, they may also work in outpatient clinics or private [...]