When to Call the Doctor (or Midwife) for Delivery in L&D

Labor and delivery nurses walk a fine line, trying to do what’s best for the patient and being considerate of

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The Five Best Things I Learned from the Worst Doctor

I’ve worked with every kind of physician. Some are just okay, some are iffy, but the majority are really wonderful.

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5 Things to do as a New Grad on a New Unit

Offer to help your coworkers. Trust me, on an obstetrical unit, those nurses notice everything! Even if it’s something simple,

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a Vaginal Exam, but Were Afraid to Ask…

First and foremost, vaginal exams are like IVs…I’ve never met a single person who liked them :/   What are

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Cervical Dilation Explained by an L&D Nurse

When a provider performs a vaginal exam, they are checking your cervix.  Your cervix starts off closed, and then progresses

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ACOG's Hypertensive Disoders of Pregnancy

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has published great resources for healthcare providers:  Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Hypertension in

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