A Perinatal Nurse is a nurse who cares for women during pregnancy, birth and post-partum. They also care for infants and families starting at the beginning of pregnancy throughout the first month of the infant’s life. Perinatal nurses educate pregnant women about their unborn child, teach them how to have a healthy pregnancy and relaxation techniques to help with stressful times during pregnancy. They also teach family members how they can be supportive to the patient during pregnancy.
A perinatal nurse provides prenatal care to patients in obstetrical clinics and medical offices. They work on labor and delivery units, antepartum and postpartum units in hospitals. Perinatal nurses develop a trusting relationship with their patients throughout their pregnancy, which gives patients confidence in knowing that [...]