History of Labor and Delivery Nursing

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.

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*U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Aleta EmbreyAleta 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

  1. Shelly L Stanley says:

    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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