This is what I went to school for originally, but couldn't handle it. I was in a rural area with two small hospitals that didn't keep up with the times. I was initially excited for maternity clinicals, but left believing I would never set foot in those units again. I'm grateful I lived in a different city when my kids were born - I wouldn't give birth in either of those hospitals *even if* my life depended on it, I would set myself up in a place where I could transfer to a different hospital if the need arose.
I struggled through nursing school, getting mostly Bs and Cs. I only got 3 As on tests during nursing school - the general maternity test, the post-partum test, and the high risk pregnancy test. I didn't even feel I studied for those, the subject comes naturally to me. My grades in that area brought up the rest of my low scores enough for me to pass nursing school overall, but I still can't see myself working in the field. So basically, I work in geriatrics now because I did well in maternity care.