by, Aleta Embrey
There are 4 million babies delivered in the U.S. each year*, 99% in hospitals with support of their nurse or midwife.
See our slideshow of how nursing has changed over the decades.
*U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Aleta Embrey is the recently retired Manager of the AWHONN Library and Archives. She looks forward to more time to travel , visit family (including her great grandson), and tackle her reading pile.
3 thoughts on “History of Labor and Delivery Nursing”
We’ve come a long way…but we still have a ways to go as a profession!
I really enjoyed this timeline specific to obstetrical nursing. Much appreciation for the above normal knowledge base needed by OB nurses. My colleagues are some of the most intelligent people I know, and combining knowledge with caring and support is the basis for obstetrical nursing.
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