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How long is a work week for a surgeon or someone who delivers babies? Is there time/ is it hard to have a family for your own or be there for them in general?

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Richard’s Answer

Up to 100 hours per week during residency. Once in practice, you can tailor your practice to suit your family needs. If you choose a practice with less demanding hours you will make less money and potentially perform less interesting cases.
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Sachin’s Answer

Hi Noel!

Thanks for the question. While doctors and midwives are generally only present during the time of the actual birth, the labor and delivery nurse is present throughout the labor, birth and postpartum experience and serves as a liaison between a laboring woman and her medical team.

With the 12-hour shift model, one can work 3 days and have 4 days off. Some nurses will choose to work 3 12-hour shifts in a row so they can block their time off together in chunks. Some common L&D 12-hour shifts are as follows:

  • 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. 
  • Midnight to noon
  • Any other combination of 12-hour shifts

https://www.nursingjobs.com/explore-travel-nursing/things-to-know/content/labor-and-delivery-nurse-hours

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