An obstetrics nurse uses their knowledge of the reproductive system to provide specialized health care for women through their pregnancy, labor and childbirth. Obstetrics nurses also called OB/GYN nurses can also specialize in one sub-sector of nursing within the female reproductive system such as menopause, puberty or perinatal nursing. Obstetrics nurses provide women with education on HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, mammograms, birth control, cervical cancer and more. Obstetrics nurses can work under a physician in a private doctors office or in a larger hospital in a more general role. Obstetrics nurses can play a critical role in helping to educate women about the potential problems with various birth control methods such as making sure they’re well informed about yasmin side effects and other medications that have reported issues.

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