I am currently working as a Certified Doula (DONA) in Fort Collins. I have been on this path just over 4 years. In this time, I have also become a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist through PBi. And, recently started to work towards Postpartum cert. through Birth Arts International. As I continue on my journey it is only natural for me to reflect back on my choices and look into the future...
When I first became a birth doula, I thought it would teach me some necessary skills that I could apply someday to a midwifery practice. Now, I am SO close to being ready.
I have been looking into National Midwifery Institute to further my education. I am ready to continue on my path to becoming a midwife. The last posts that I read about the support system (or lack there of) where dated 2010-11ish. Does anyone have more experience with NMI's program? Has the support system gotten better? I am worried about spending the money to do this program to end up disappointed. I know the with education you get what you put in. But, it sounded like many women felt they had no one to turn to during their schooling. Which really just sounds like you NEED a spectacular preceptor! Any other thoughts or advice? Any idea how to approach this?
Any advice will help!
I am totally okay with doing the work. I'm just worried about not having even a single person and connect with. I imagine my preceptor will be busy.
I had a very active study group here that met weekly for a year. Now we're down to once a month, but that's ok for me, cause I passed the NARM!
Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
14yo ds 11yo dd 9yo ds and 7yo ds and 2yo ds
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