Obstetrical nursing, also called perinatal nursing. Obstetrical nurses help provide prenatal care and testing, care of patients experiencing pregnancy complications, care during labor and delivery, and care of patients following delivery. Obstetrics of or relating to the care and treatment of women in childbirth and during the period before and after delivery.
Obstetrical nurses perform postoperative care on a surgical unit, stress test evaluations, cardiac monitoring, vascular monitoring, and health assessments. Obstetrical nurses provide supervision of patient care technicians and surgical technologists.