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post #1741 of 1798
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Originally Posted by lillysweets View Post
This is exactly why I chose the MTD program, because I wanted to start my academics, not have it cost an arm and a leg to start, to work at my own pace, AND my back-up doula is doing it with me. Once I complete the PEP process to get my CPM, then I plan on enrolling in NCM to get my bachelors, masters and PhD, because I want to teach when I am older.
I'm glad you like it!

Would you mind giving me a better idea of what the coursework is like? I would love to hear more about it.
post #1742 of 1798
Plus you pay as you go, which makes it a great way to get started. Even if you don't finish it, i.e. if you want to do another program, you aren't out a ton of money.
post #1743 of 1798
Welcome to the new students!!

Rebirth - sorry FSTM doesn’t click with you. I hope you can find something else that suits you better.

I am done finals!! So happy to have a little break. I start Biology in January and I hope it’s not as stressful as this semester was.
post #1744 of 1798
Welcome, ladies!

Here's a question for you all. What Netflix movies have you found that relate to your studies?

I've only been able to find BoBB, and American Experience: A Midwife's Tale, which is the next one in my queue. I'm just wondering if they carry others that I'm missing.
post #1745 of 1798
Last week was a three birth week- and I almost had my first catch, solo to boot, but the momma birthed her baby 10 minutes before I arrived. She was a little uncertain about the placenta and had already had her separation gush so I assisted her with the placenta and clamped the limp cord so the dad could cut. It was exciting, though mostly what I did was ease the dad's mind and get the mom settled comfortably in bed. The midwife was just a little behind me so she came to do the newborn exam and I did the placenta exam/tour for the parents. I'm still on call for two more births before Christmas, one of which will be the first repeat client I've assisted. Exciting stuff!

How is everyone faring with the holidays? We've been busier than we usually are which has made it harder to get as much studying done...
post #1746 of 1798
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Originally Posted by rebirth View Post
Would you mind giving me a better idea of what the coursework is like? I would love to hear more about it.
I just started, so I canot give you a good idea of what is is like, yet. But check out the website www.midwifetobe.com .
post #1747 of 1798
About midwife to be.... I asked another student here who had begun the course about it. She showed me a little bit of it and I could see why she dropped it. It's not in depth at all.


Ugh. I had a HORRIBLE doula birth last night. So thankful I could call the friend that was at my twin birth so I could decompress a little bit. I just HATE hospital birth even more now.
post #1748 of 1798
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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
About midwife to be.... I asked another student here who had begun the course about it. She showed me a little bit of it and I could see why she dropped it. It's not in depth at all.


Ugh. I had a HORRIBLE doula birth last night. So thankful I could call the friend that was at my twin birth so I could decompress a little bit. I just HATE hospital birth even more now.
I've read a bunch of threads on it, and ya.. it sounds like it might be just a waste. I think I'm just going to do independant study for now.
post #1749 of 1798
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Originally Posted by rebirth View Post
I've read a bunch of threads on it, and ya.. it sounds like it might be just a waste. I think I'm just going to do independant study for now.
I think you could set up a really good independent study program. Do you have any students close by that you could maybe even set up a study group with?
post #1750 of 1798
To set up your own study program, I'd recommend Becoming a Midwife by Steiger. It's an older book but after looking through it a lot, if I weren't doing school, I would use her setup for self study. Very thorough!
post #1751 of 1798
With regard to MTB, I guess it depends on what you hope to get out of it. I chose it as a guided self-study program and because cost is a factor. I sent it to my preceptor who felt it was sufficient and I know several other locals are using it as well.

MamaRabbit - since I know you have seen both, can you please compare what you saw? In what ways is AAMI (I think that's what you are doing) more in-depth? It's possible I was looking at it wrong, but what I saw with AAMI was alot of info on how to organize and how to study which is about the only area I'm not lacking in. Obviously alot of the reading is the same or similar so now I'm curious about specific differences. Would be nice if you could actually see all the programs and compare, not just general overviews.

Thanks for any insight!
post #1752 of 1798
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Originally Posted by busybusymomma View Post
Last week was a three birth week- and I almost had my first catch, solo to boot, but the momma birthed her baby 10 minutes before I arrived. She was a little uncertain about the placenta and had already had her separation gush so I assisted her with the placenta and clamped the limp cord so the dad could cut. It was exciting, though mostly what I did was ease the dad's mind and get the mom settled comfortably in bed. The midwife was just a little behind me so she came to do the newborn exam and I did the placenta exam/tour for the parents. I'm still on call for two more births before Christmas, one of which will be the first repeat client I've assisted. Exciting stuff!

How is everyone faring with the holidays? We've been busier than we usually are which has made it harder to get as much studying done...

Michelle, that's so great!! How exciting. We are really busy too. I'm leaving for Florida on the 26th so I hope our clients give birth before I leave! I think we have 5-6 more due right now. I haven't studied this whole month. I'm falling behind but I'm not worried about it. I'm learning so much more by doing the hands on stuff...more than I think I would get out of doing Q and As.

post #1753 of 1798
doulanichole, AAMI gets way more in depth for every topic, requires tons of research, 100s of assignments, helps get your practice set up, and more. When comparing the two, it seemed like MTB would be a good starter course but not in depth enough unless the student takes it up a level or 2 or 3 or more on their own. As for the study/organizational stuff in AAMI, that's only a fraction of the program and most of it is optional.
post #1754 of 1798
Thank you for the clarification! AAMI was my first choice, but financially not feasible. MTB seemed like self-study with some accountability which I need. If I had a baby that slept EVER I could actually get more into it and form a more concrete opinion of the course.
post #1755 of 1798
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Originally Posted by hotwings640 View Post
I think you could set up a really good independent study program. Do you have any students close by that you could maybe even set up a study group with?
Yep, luckily enough. I'm going to try and get a bi-monthly group together after the holidays. I've been thinking about it for a while- just need to get it together.

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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
To set up your own study program, I'd recommend Becoming a Midwife by Steiger. It's an older book but after looking through it a lot, if I weren't doing school, I would use her setup for self study. Very thorough!
Thanks! I'll get that book- It sounds like it'll be a great help!
post #1756 of 1798
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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
Ugh. I had a HORRIBLE doula birth last night. So thankful I could call the friend that was at my twin birth so I could decompress a little bit. I just HATE hospital birth even more now.
I know I said it yesterday, but my power cut out in a storm, so I'll say it again :
post #1757 of 1798
Thanks majik!

I"ve been processing it a lot. I went to playgroup today and all the moms were so excited to see me and ask about the birth when they heard I'd been there. How do you say, it was the most awful birth I've seen in 3 years of doing this. Abuse, lies, iatrogenic, etc..

So I said, well it was pretty traumatic and she has a lot of physical and emotional healing to deal with so for now just support her and when she's ready to tell her story she will because it's not my story to tell.

One of the moms at playgroup used CNMs with her first birth and is due in 3 weeks with her second and loves to give me "educational opportunities" as she calls them for me to practice on her. So today she already knew baby position and said, I don't know you tell me and let me palpate and find heart tones. Her tummy is tight and is all baby and if my guess is right, it a BIG BOY as her girl was very big and this is the biggest one I've ever palpated. Fun stuff to make up for a crap birth.
post #1758 of 1798
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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
Thanks majik!

I"ve been processing it a lot. I went to playgroup today and all the moms were so excited to see me and ask about the birth when they heard I'd been there. How do you say, it was the most awful birth I've seen in 3 years of doing this. Abuse, lies, iatrogenic, etc..

So I said, well it was pretty traumatic and she has a lot of physical and emotional healing to deal with so for now just support her and when she's ready to tell her story she will because it's not my story to tell.

One of the moms at playgroup used CNMs with her first birth and is due in 3 weeks with her second and loves to give me "educational opportunities" as she calls them for me to practice on her. So today she already knew baby position and said, I don't know you tell me and let me palpate and find heart tones. Her tummy is tight and is all baby and if my guess is right, it a BIG BOY as her girl was very big and this is the biggest one I've ever palpated. Fun stuff to make up for a crap birth.

***Hugs*** I'm so there with you! My last doula birth was HORRIBLE! I can't wait for my next birth. I need to keep reminding myself I do this so that won't happen as much as possible, nad at least mom had support and someone to care about her durring this ordeal.
post #1759 of 1798
ooooh, guess what guess what... today I got the big news I've been waiting months for...

:I've been accepted to Bumi Sehat!:

I'll be doing a short-term apprenticeship with them next June/July.

For those new here... Yayasan Bumi Sehat.
post #1760 of 1798
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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
ooooh, guess what guess what... today I got the big news I've been waiting months for...

:I've been accepted to Bumi Sehat!:

I'll be doing a short-term apprenticeship with them next June/July.

For those new here... Yayasan Bumi Sehat.
Yay MR! :
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