Delivering babies is exciting! and messy, and somtimes very loud, but there is nothing greater than the joyful noise of that infants first cry. 

Labor and Delivery has a lot more to it than just catching babies. I'm going to try and cover as much as I can think of in attempt to give you a good picture. And there's SO much I want to tell you about! but first lets discuss...

  • Certifications & Governing bodies

Certifications & Governing Bodies

As a medic you should already have BLS and ACLS. Hospitals typically provide the others and most allow 30 days to complete after hire. 

  • BLS-Basic Life Support (you've got this one already)
  • ACLS- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (and this one too!)
  • NRP- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (most units will provide this one.)

  • EFM- (Basic EFM courses are FREE online! woot!)

Electronic Fetal Monitoring, maternal-fetal oxygenation

I know, I know, at first glance it looks like a shockable rhythm. lol

-If you loved 12-lead interpretation you're gonna love this. It's a very interesting look at the fetal HR and oxygenation in relation to cotractions and is used to monitor fetal wellbeing. 

 Basic Pattern Recognition – Electronic Fetal Monitoring ( 


AWHONN- Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses - AWHONN 

lays out the RN to patient ratios, journals, education and so much more. 

  • Spinning Babies Class

 Spinning Babies - Comfort in Pregnancy and Easier Birth 

Specialized Classes teaching how to get a fetus into ideal position for delivery with client positioning and peanut/birthing balls. These typically are not required but are really cool!

As I said, there's SO MUCH I want to tell you about, I apologize, I've been putting off my posts because I wanted to do one in it's entirety.... but, I realize now that's not a resonably obtainable goal for me and you'll get it faster if I chop it down and do it in bits and post, win WIN, AND, if you're like me, you'll be checking out all the cool resources I provide along the way. :-) 

Until Next Time! Happy Learning!

With Great Respect,



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  • Team Members and Roles

OBGYN Physician

Certified Scrub Tech

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Registered Nurse (That's YOU!) 

  • Skills
  • Procedures
  • Types of Patients 
  • Common Complaints
  • Emergencies
  • Medications
  • Fetal Demise
  • Post Partum Recovery