Ep. 33 – What It's Like Being a Labor & Delivery (L&D) Nurse - Meighan Pribesh, BSN, RNC-OB

November 1, 2022

In this episode, Meighan Pribesh, BSN, RNC-OB stops by to talk all things Labor & Delivery (L&D). We discuss the differences between working in large and small hospitals, a typical day in the life, how Meighan wants to have her baby, misconceptions, and more!

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (1:44) Maggie & Meighan’s First C-Section Experiences
  • (6:21) Changing to a smaller hospital
  • (22:25) A Labor & Delivery (L&D) Nurse's Typical Day
  • (30:51) Emergency Situations in L&D
  • (33:12) How Meighan Wants to Have Her Baby
  • (38:15) Being a Patient Advocate
  • (41:00) Working With Resident Doctors
  • (49:22) Misconceptions About Being a L&D Nurse
  • (54:12) Advice on How to Prepare For Your Baby’s Delivery
  • (1:03:00) Characteristics That Make a Good L&D Nurse


Meighan Pribesh is a graduate of James Madison University’s Nursing Program. She has been working in labor and delivery for a little over 8 years now. Most of her career was spent at a high-risk labor and delivery unit. After meeting her fiancé, she has now relocated to a small town community hospital where she still does labor and delivery.

Show Credits

Host – Maggie Reichard

Producer – Jonathan Cary

Assistant Producer – Katie Schrauben

Assistant Producer – Sam MacKay

Music – Aidan Dykes