Mother Baby nurses (also called Postpartum nurses) care for mothers and their new babies until they are discharged home. Postpartum nurses work in hospitals and birthing centers and collaborate with obstetricians, midwives, and lactation consultants. Their roles are to assess the mother and baby's vital signs, teach the mother how to care for the newborn, and ensure the baby is stable. Interested in exploring more? Land a high-paying Mother Baby travel nurse job today.
Mother Baby nurses are Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses or Registered Nurses and are responsible for weighing, cleaning, and dressing the baby. The Mother Baby nurse may work with a lactation consultant to ensure the baby is properly nursing. If the mother had a cesarean section, the Mother Baby nurse will assess and monitor the incision for healing. Postpartum nurses provide emotional support to the mother and detect and respond to any emergencies that may occur. The average Mother Baby nurse salary ranges from $65,000 to $91,000 in the United States.