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  • Re: For doula's

     I liked having 3 births a month when I was only doing doula work and now as a midwife I still think 3 a month is plenty.  There are, of course, months that are a little busier and months that are a little slower but I can't imagine regularly doing 2 births a week.  If I spend 12+ hours at a birth I am going to have to take ...
  • Re: How do you pay for it all?

     Finding a preceptor is a huge step in the right direction.  It's important to know the state midwifery laws if you're planning to practice in a certain state.  I was under the impression that NY was a CNM/CM only state but I could definitely be wrong.  Another thing I would take into consideration is long term ...
  • Re: How do you pay for it all?

    I worked full time before I started apprenticing and was taking doula clients as well to build a little financial cushion for myself.  I paid for my midwifery program in full before apprenticing so I wouldn't have to worry about that financial burden while on a limited income.  I quit my job when I started apprenticing but continued ...
  • Re: Thoughts on Pelvimetry

    Understanding pelvic anatomy is important but I don't find pelvimetry to be necessary in my practice.  I may mentally note a woman's pelvic shape or anything out of the ordinary during an exam but I never really do pelvimetry.  I don't really agree that repositioning a malpresentation or safely delivering a breech baby ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Crystal on 03-02-2009
  • Re: Doula-ing for teens

    I have worked with many teen mothers over the years and have found it very rewarding.  I've found that they are often a bit distant at first but warm up once they trust that you're not just another person looking down on them for being a teen mother.  Pregnancy can really be a time of transformation as they really come into their ...
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