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I've been busy with births etc... and I'm now a CPM!

Welcome to all the new students!
I am so so so happy for you!!! I can't believe how fast you managed to do it all!
post #502 of 516
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Bless your heart! I was sitting one row from the back on the right, I have long white hair, but it was in a bun. I had on a navy blue wool jacket...I passed! Whew... Hope to meet you at a conference sometime!
Ah, yeah, faces towards the back were blurring together for me... I was 3rd table back from the entrance. Congrats!!!

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I am so so so happy for you!!! I can't believe how fast you managed to do it all!
3 years and 2 months after I attended my first birth as assistant! They sure did fly by!
post #503 of 516

I was wondering if anyone had a recomendation for a fetoscope, especially one that I could easily use on myself. Im 19 weeks pregnant now and I really want to use this time to practice. I have always had a hard time hearing anything with my previous midwife's fetoscope and when I did hear something it was very hard to make out. I think she had a Leff.

 

I want to get something that has very clear sound because I tend to have a hard time hearing anything clearly. Also, I guess I would maybe need a longer tube. But I cant spend $300 on one either.

 

Thanks

post #504 of 516

I just used a cheapo long-tubed fetoscope that I've ended up using with my clients.  No trouble hearing the baby at all.  I think I got mine from from one of the midwifery supply sites... maybe $20?

post #505 of 516
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I just used a cheapo long-tubed fetoscope that I've ended up using with my clients.  No trouble hearing the baby at all.  I think I got mine from from one of the midwifery supply sites... maybe $20?


I got mine from ebay for maybe 15.00.  Works great.
 

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Originally Posted by hram View Post

I was wondering if anyone had a recomendation for a fetoscope, especially one that I could easily use on myself. Im 19 weeks pregnant now and I really want to use this time to practice. I have always had a hard time hearing anything with my previous midwife's fetoscope and when I did hear something it was very hard to make out. I think she had a Leff.

 

I want to get something that has very clear sound because I tend to have a hard time hearing anything clearly. Also, I guess I would maybe need a longer tube. But I cant spend $300 on one either.

 

Thanks

 


I hear better with a $15 economy fetoscope than I do with the Allen 10 or Leff... go figure.  I did replace the ear tips on it though, to the soft silicone kind.

post #507 of 516

Congrats to the new CPMs how wonderful and exciting!!

post #508 of 516
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Originally Posted by ANewDoula View Post

Congrats to the new CPMs how wonderful and exciting!!


Congrats!

 

Thanks ladies,that makes me feel better about it. Ill go and look for a few on ebay. And if it doesnt work, I can deal with loosing $15. My girls will enjoy adding it to their midwife kit:)
 

post #509 of 516

Ladies, I am worn out. :(

 

I started a second apprenticeship with a homebirth midwife, and while I'm super excited about it, I am exhausted.  She only has 1-2 births per month, but I also apprentice at a fairly busy birth center and have school one day per week.  On the days that I'm not in school, I'm in clinic/prenatals.  I don't seem to get any days off anymore!  It is becoming too much. I can't keep up with my homework, and I've started getting severe headaches that won't go away even with eating, drinking copious amounts of water, and resting.

 

I just want to be done with this so I can open my own practice.  But I still have one and a half years of school left.  I don't want to get burned out!  How do I stop it from happening?  I feel like if I could just get a little more sleep, it will be better.  But my schedule is just too hectic. 

 

This sucks. :(

post #510 of 516

Wombjuice-

This is what I am struggling with as well. My main preceptor does 2-4 birth a month. I have been with her for 2 1/2 years. Starting in Jan I will attend 30 births between then and May with another midwife as well. I am taking my own clients as Primary with my preceptor helping out, I take the NARM next year so a ton of studying to do there. Two full days of prenatals, teaching CB classes one night a week,Midwifery Relations Chair for a childbirth organization,training as a trauma therapist,plus 4 kids under 8 that I homeschool it is just getting to be too much. I am also undergoing surgery with cystocel and rectocel repair and a hysterectomy next month.

My plan- to just make it through the next year and hope for the best. It is the only thing I can do. I can't fathom letting anything drop. I just hope I make it.

 

I guess what I am saying is you are not alone. I'm sorry it is so hard. I keep saying it just seems to be a constant uphill battle and I am ready for a break. Not from midwifery but from everything being so hard.

Hang in there it will be worth it.

post #511 of 516

Hey mamas, did you all hear about the online midwifery classes Gloria Lemay is holding? Looks like an awesome opportunity with classes every week for 5 months. Here's the link with the info:

http://www.glorialemay.com/blog/?p=453

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Originally Posted by majikfaerie View Post

Hey mamas, did you all hear about the online midwifery classes Gloria Lemay is holding? Looks like an awesome opportunity with classes every week for 5 months. Here's the link with the info:

http://www.glorialemay.com/blog/?p=453



Yes!  I love this (and Gloria!)  I hope more instructors follow suit.  I love the live format instead of pre-recorded, and hope for some video soon.

post #513 of 516

Also, the AAMI conference calls are great.  I'm listening to one on GBS now with a ton of info!

post #514 of 516

What is everyone up to these days?  

 

I am plugging away at college. Just finishing up my apprenticeship (one birth to go), and working on my AAMI studies.  

post #515 of 516

Sometimes it is also the way you are introduced. I've been "uninvited" to one birth - but it was VERY much not me and due to a very unique set of circumstances the couple wanted.

 

 

My Sr. Midwives have often mentioned me being at the birth because I'm very useful/necessary, trained in NRP/CPR/other skills, have 6 children of my own, and it's also like having a free doula. I've never been sold as someone who "just watches" - kwim?  During prenatals, I've almost always been hand on and would (early on) have them follow up what I did. I always try to be personable and I'm very open about my own experiences if moms are curious. I'm familiar with other things my Sr. mw's are not - babywearing & cloth diapering because my kiddoes are much younger. I'm plugged in to homeschool groups and such as well. So sometimes you need to know how you're being presented and how you present yourself. As someone who is taking NARM next month, I do feel qualified to be an independent midwife -- but do I think I'm above my Sr. MW's? No way. If someone is shopping on experience alone, they wouldn't choose me. If someone is looking for ____ then they might be likely to because while I'm similar to my Sr. MW's, I've also got lots of areas where I am not.

 

I think it'll make having an apprentice quite interesting when I'm licensed. I can't imagine choosing someone that different from me. I'm even picky about my backup doulas, making sure that they have a similar personality.

 

We need lots and lots of different midwives because there are lots and lots of different women. :) 

post #516 of 516
I hate it when good threads die. I thought about starting a new one for 2011 since this one is from 2010. Lol. Oh well.

So, where are you in va? I am in Richmond. And I love it here. I hope to one day open a birth center.
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