What’s it like to help bring a new life into the world? Ask Katrina Peschl. She’s been doing it since she was a child. Raised on a dairy farm, Katrina often helped the cows birth their calves.
Labor-and-delivery nursing has an intense training period of six weeks, sometimes more if needed. There are special classes they have to take to train for certain skills.
“Providing my patient with a good experience is my first priority, and I want them to feel safe and prepare them for when they leave The Birthplace.”
Patients and families are at the center of every decision our L&D nurses make.
“The thing I love most about my job is that there is never a typical workday,” says Carley. “Each day is special and different in its own way but the goal is always the same: to work as a team and bring life into this world. It’s amazing.”
“I was drawn to nursing when I would hear my Aunt Carol (also a nurse on The Birthplace) talk about work,” says Katrina.
“I love the patient care aspect of nursing, and I feel so privileged to be able to take care of an entire family and see new life born every day I go to work,” says Carley. “It is truly my dream job. I am so lucky to be able to care for the amazing families every day.