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How often are OBGYN doctors or nurses called out for an emergency?

How often does it happen or just a good explanation of a #doctor work day is fine too.

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sahar’s Answer

Hey Olivia,

From my own experience as a wife to a Doctor, I'd say its hard to say exactly how often you'll be called to an emergency when working as a OBGYN doctor or nurse, this depends on a couple of factors:

  1. Type of hospital you work in, public or private (As number of patients vary)
  2. The roster you work on, and the number of On-Call doctors there are. You might find yourself called every day for an emergency or once a week. But usually the legal number of hours should not exceed a specific amount of hours per week(For health reasons)
  3. Nurses usually work longer hours per day but fixed, where doctor work more flexible hours but overall less hours as Nurses(Midwives) usually perform the delivery and the doctor is only called for an emergency.

Thank you that was very helpful! Olivia G.

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Estelle’s Answer

Ob/Gyn nurses usually work shifts, so they are rarely called out from home for emergencies. They attend to emergencies that occur while they are on shift, and shifts usually last 8-12 hours depending on the hospital and staffing.

Ob/Gyn doctors are often called out for emergencies or deliveries because these can happen at any time, day or night.
To help manage their schedules and personal lives, many obstetricians work in groups that share after hours call.
As a gynecologist, the schedule is much more predictable with fewer emergencies. Work days are usually 8:00 am to 4:00 pm seeing patients or performing surgery followed by paperwork and checking charts.