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Calling out to all the hopefuls!  What is everyone up to?

 

I am at the beginning of my journey to become a CPM in Texas.  I am following the PEP process and have been reading and reading for the past year while my kiddos get a bit older.  I'm loosely following the NARM reference list but also throwing in other titles.  A homebirth/birth center midwife has graciously offered to let me come observe & assist with her this summer.  The apprenticeship really just fell in my lap and I am so grateful for her to spend the time with me!  I know this road will be a long one, especially since there is a fair chance we will add to our family in the next few years, but I am excited to begin!

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Im applying here in Ontario for fall 2011 :)

post #3 of 87

Hi! Don't mind me, I'm just going to lurk. I'm just now starting my pre-requisites for nursing school.

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Hi!  I'm also in Texas (Houston/Katy) but haven't posted here in a looong time... came lurking today to check out the birth professionals forum.  I'm also really interested in midwifery and keep coming back to reading about it, but then I think, I must be nuts!  My children are 7, turning 6, 4, and 21 mos., although I honestly don't think we'll be adding to the fam in the future.  My youngest two were born at the birth center in Pearland after we moved to the Houston area a few years back.  My background (pre-mommy days) was in teaching, and I'm looking at the CPM route, thinking about a homebirth practice eventually.

 

Going to keep an eye on this thread!

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Im applying here in Ontario for fall 2011 :)



good luck! i'm in my first year at Laurentian.

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Can I join?  Started my reading and found a dual midwife practice that has agreed to take me on as a student as soon as their advanced student finishes up which should hopefully be this summer!  I'm loosely planning the National College of Midwifery but still doing the research.  In the meantime...read, read, read...

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Im applying here in Ontario for fall 2011 :)



good luck! i'm in my first year at Laurentian.



awesome!!! how is it?!? lol (im applying to ryerson for p/t studies)

There is another woman on here who is applying to Laurentian for next year!

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I'm still truckin' along...halfway through with midwifery school.  I'm thinking about starting to buy my midwifery tools and supplies soon so I'm not overwhelmed when I open my practice.

 

I'm also trying to figure out where on earth I'm going to move when I'm done with school.  I'm sure as heck not staying in the state I live in now. disappointed.gif

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Originally Posted by starrlamia View Post

Im applying here in Ontario for fall 2011 :)



good luck! i'm in my first year at Laurentian.



awesome!!! how is it?!? lol (im applying to ryerson for p/t studies)

There is another woman on here who is applying to Laurentian for next year!


it's hectic ... and i only have a really light course load because i have a previous degree. i'm anxious to get into the clinical placements, i'd like to skip this part :)

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I'm also trying to figure out where on earth I'm going to move when I'm done with school.  I'm sure as heck not staying in the state I live in now. disappointed.gif



 Pardon my bias :) but Texas is a pretty friendly state for CPMs, and certain regions are seriously underrepresented!

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Originally Posted by starrlamia View Post

Im applying here in Ontario for fall 2011 :)



good luck! i'm in my first year at Laurentian.



awesome!!! how is it?!? lol (im applying to ryerson for p/t studies)

There is another woman on here who is applying to Laurentian for next year!


it's hectic ... and i only have a really light course load because i have a previous degree. i'm anxious to get into the clinical placements, i'd like to skip this part :)



 ooh clinical placements is gonna be so much fun!!

post #12 of 87

I might as well out myself as a lurker on these great threads. I'm still not formally on my path to midwifery (well, insofar as I'm not currently seeking an apprenticeship/preceptor and am not enrolled in a study program yet), but I am taking and very much enjoying Gloria Lemay's online introductory midwifery course. It's a great opportunity to meet other birth professionals around the world, and it is definitely whetting my appetite to do further, more formalized study!

post #13 of 87

Hello all!

I just recently started really considering nursing school, and I just found out that a program in my state has a BSN/MSN program for those who already have a bachelor's degree.  And in the MSN, Nurse-Midwifery is an option! w00t!!!

 

So, I am praying and researching a lot in the next few weeks.  Regardless if I go for that program, or a more local accelerated BSN program,  I am still going to have a host of pre-requisites to take.

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Im working on pre-reqs for midwifery, thankfully because I can apply as a mature student I only need 3 instead of 6. It's been really strange doing high school courses almost 10 years after graduating! But ive been out of school so long Im thinking of them as practice runs for university :)

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I'm wrapping up my requirements for my toLabor certifications and will be enrolling in AAMI next month.

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Hello! I had been lurking on last year's thread, but I'll go ahead and jump in here I guess smile.gif  In the past six months or so, I've decided to go for my CPM (as opposed to CNM), started assisting a local midwife and started following the NARM guidelines and doing some self-study.  There are no local qualified CPMs taking apprentices locally right now (either they haven't been CPMs long enough to qualify as a preceptor or are about to have babies!).  So for right now, I'm doing my doula births, assisting a newer CPM and learning all kinds of useful things, and remaining involved in the local birth world. I'm considering either NCM or MCU for formal study at this point, leaning toward MCU since I already have a BS and it would be nice to have a Master's at the end of my studies.  Looking forward to learning and supporting in this thread!

post #17 of 87

I just posted on the old thread nut.gif but anyway, I am finishing up my apprenticeship (one more birth to go) and working on my AAMI studies, and plugging away in my college classes.

post #18 of 87

i wish I could do apprenticeship now! Im itching to actually do stuff then read books and once im in school it will be a few years before i get to do any actual hands on stuff!

post #19 of 87

I finished my ICD, will be finishing my ICCE in the next month or two, and then am enrolling in NMI.  I've been reading like a crazed person for a while now, and I can't wait to get going!

Will be lurking here too..

post #20 of 87

I'm right there with you!  I'm looking at SC, TN or VA/NC border.
 

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I'm still truckin' along...halfway through with midwifery school.  I'm thinking about starting to buy my midwifery tools and supplies soon so I'm not overwhelmed when I open my practice.

 

I'm also trying to figure out where on earth I'm going to move when I'm done with school.  I'm sure as heck not staying in the state I live in now. disappointed.gif

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