tell me some of your favorite birth stories.
can you observe some prenatals before you make a commitment
has she trained anyone before, can you talk to any of the gals she has trained
how was she trained
A trial period is nice! My preceptor and I did a couple of prenatal days and a birth before we got out a contract and started negotiating (all told it was about a month before we signed the contract). If you spend all that time together and realize it's just not going to work for whatever reason, it will be easier to step back... and you will have been introduced to clients as a potential apprentice.
Huh, I'm curious what kind of things are in your contract and what required negotiating. It sound much more serious and formal than my apprenticeship.
Jenmidwife2b, I'm writing a book for women who want to become CPMs. It looks at the different paths we can take and focuses a lot on the community apprenticeship. Would you be willing to let me use your statements? If so would you want your handle used to give you credit or your name?
Here's what I'd like to use:
I would definitely talk to others that she has trained, I wish that I had done that with my last preceptor, would have saved me a lot of grief. [It] turned out that none of the other ladies whom had apprenticed with her had become midwives. She had been practicing for more than 28 years and had never had anyone become successful as a midwife under her. This is not a good sign at all, and something that I wish that had been revealed to me at our initial meeting. After working with her for a few months, I could definitely see why training with her had turned them off of midwifery. So, after six months, I decided to go and get more training abroad. - Jenmidwife2b
Thanks, and feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org