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#1 of 33 Old 04-15-2006, 12:23 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'd like to see who we have on board as midwives go.

Please give the following:
Your Name
Your Location
Your Type Of Practice
How Long You Have Been Practicing, or How Long You Practiced Before Retirement
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How Long You Think You Will Practice (if app)


Thanks women!!!!

~laura
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pamela (www.salemmidwife.com)
salem, oregon
homebirth practice
I've had my own practice for about five years
I'd like to practice for awhile longer, but not necessarily 20 years or anything.
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central pa
2 years
homebirth/lactation consultant
expect to practice for 20+ more years-i've waited a long time to get this practice going
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Denver
Home birth
CPM and licensed in Colorado
I hope to have quite a few years in practice

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Stacia
Ann Arbor, MI
homebirth/fertility counseling/well-woman care/doula
I just took over my practice in January, but had been doing primary work before then
I hope to practice for many years

Stacia -- intrepid mama, midwife, and doula. Changing the world one 'zine at a time.
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Carolynn
Toronto, Ontario
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3+ years
Until I cannot anymore (hoping 20+ years)
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Charlotte
Northern Louisiana
Home
6 months on my own, two years total
I started young so I could go longer...I want to do this until I can't work anymore (so 40+ years, Lord willing)

Charlotte, midwife to some awesome women, wife to Jason, and no longer a mama to all boys S reading.gif('01), A nut.gif ('03) S lol.gif ('08) and L love.gif ('10).
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Thanks for everyone who posted so far!

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Southeastern MA & Cape Cod
Homebirth
6th year as a CPM, birthwork for 9 years
A long time...
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Kelli
Ontario Canada
Home/hospital
6 months (now I'm on Maternity leave!)
I want to practice as long as I possible can!
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Atlanta, GA
Hospital Medwife
6 years with 2 years off to be a L&D nurse in the middle
Another year or two? Until our second child is born
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bump- another interview a midwife thread comming soon

~laura
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sharon
Tucson
homebirth
21 yrs maybe longer can't remember exactly
I took several years very very slow when the kids were young sometimes only 1-2 births per year

as long as I am called and have a way to get there
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Margaret

Spokane WA

Homebirth and well-woman care

Went from CBE to doula to CNM. Began private practice as a midwife 12 years ago in my early 40's.

Plan to practice until I can't, then, God willing, I'll do what I still can.
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Allison
Dallas Ft/Worth
Homebirth/well-woman/counseling

10 years in various capasities, passed my narm in '00.

Quitting indefinately in January to focus on my growing children.
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Jessi

Pennsylvania/New Jersey

Home/hospital birth, well-woman gyn

Graduated from CNM school in 2003, had a baby, worked as a nurse for a bit, then worked in a hospital midwifery practice for one year, and have been with my current practice since January '06. Now on maternity leave with my new babe

A long time...
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albuquerque
homebirth
in practice for 1 year after grad, moved, now beginning to practice again, have been attending births for 9 years
I imagine I will practice for many years to come.
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Betsy
Atlanta, GA
Hospital Medwife
6 years with 2 years off to be a L&D nurse in the middle
Another year or two? Until our second child is born
BetsyS, you call yourself a medwife? I'm curious why!
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Colorado (for now)
Brand spanking new CNM (passed AMCB boards TODAY : )
Desperately hoping for a birth center job somewhere, someday....
I want to practice forever, if I can
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Good grief Becki... there is a birth center in Englewood that NEEDS a CNM because a) it's the law and b) Tracy is positively swamped with 10 per month SOLO. Want some info? Write to me at [email protected] and I'll hook you up if you're interested! She was my DEM preceptor.

Congratulations on the pass! I started finishing prereqs for nursing school this semester (did most of the fluff now doing the science).
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Becki, Congratulations! So exciting. Good luck and keep us posted on the job hunt.

Jessi
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bc/hb- although in reality we do very few hb's
i have been licensed for 3 months!!!! and i just got this job- my official first day is next week.
i will practice as long as i still love it!

eta i've worked with this bc for 4+ years in differing capacities- cbe, office manager, birth assistant, student mw. now i get to be the mw!

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Kris----you have mail!!

Becki
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Northern Indiana, southern Michigan
homebirth-and also future birth center
birth experience since 1991, practicing midwifery since 2000
no plans to retire.

Midwife, Wife, Mother of 5 (6) and "Ga-Ma" to 5 adorable grand children...
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Calumet MI
Homebirth
3years
Hopfully till the day I die

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Susan Stapleton in reading, PA is looking to sell her birth center. Want to move to PA?


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Colorado (for now)
Brand spanking new CNM (passed AMCB boards TODAY : )
Desperately hoping for a birth center job somewhere, someday....
I want to practice forever, if I can

Wife, mother, midwife, triathlete
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Your Name Lynnette
Your Location Northern Colorado
Your Type Of Practice Homebirth, CPM
How Long You Have Been Practicing Brand new cpm, involved with homebirth over 10 years
How Long You Think You Will Practice as long as possible, took me long enough to get here
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Name: Valerie
Location: Suburban Chicago
Type of Practice: Homebirth/CPM/RN
Length of Time in Practice: 1983-2001
Length of Time You Think You Will Practice: As above. I got tired of the time and expense of dealing with legal issues - tired of endless hours spend in courtrooms and administrative hearing rooms. I am currently in my 2nd year of law school.
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Your Name: Shannon
Your Location: Just moved from Texas to Grand Rapids are in Michigan
Your Type Of Practice: Homebirth - CPM
How Long You Have Been Practicing: Just starting here in Michigan, had my own practice in Texas for just under 2 years, and apprenticed since 2000.
How Long You Think You Will Practice: As long as I can
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Your Name Blayne
Your Location Cleveland, Ohio
Your Type Of Practice Homebirth
How Long You Have Been Practicing In solo practice since graduating from Seattle Midwifery School in 1990 (so almost 17 years) but started attending births as an apprentice/doula (before we called em doulas!) in 1984
How Long You Think You Will Practice I'm semi-retired since my son was born in July '05. Been to 4 births since then, have one coming up in January. I miss going to births, but I'm not in a big hurry to be on call again. So the official answer is "I don't know!"

Retired Ohio midwife. Mama to my boy E, born 7/05
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