I work in a family birthing center where I deal with moms and babies during labor, delivery and postpartum.
A typical day at work for me involved helping moms deliver babies, lot of education and teaching, helping breastfeed, passing medications, tons of charting and documentation, changing diapers, calming nerves and reassuring overwhelmed parents.
Other skills that have made my job successful are re-certification for CPR, neonatal resuscitation, fetal monitoring. We also do mock codes to run through different scenarios that may occur - postpartum hemorrhage, stat cesarean section, prolapsed cord, precipitous deliver with no doctor to name a few. There are typically issues we don't deal with often, but when they do happen it's very fast and chaotic so running through the protocols for those situations help everything go smoothly.
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