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Does anyone have ideas for making up my apprentice agreement? Or copies of theirs maybe? All this talk on the other threads makes me realize I better come up with a formal agreement. Are you apprentices expected to come to all prenatals and all the births? Does anyone have more than one apprentice? How do you handle that? Do you have alength of time specified?<br><br>
And for those who have assistants or who are assistants, how do you pay? A certain percentage? Do the assistants do the prenatal and postpartum visits themselves or do you come along? Do they come to all the births?<br><br>
Thanks! I saw Daphne Singingtree has an e-book about this for only 6.95 so I think I will order that later tonight and see what it has to offer. Anyone have that book?<br><br>
I have tons of questions now that I am actually practicing and stuff is coming up. Like handouts. I thought I had most stuff covered, but it seems that all my clients have questions/problems that I don't have handouts/info for. I guess by the end of the year it won't be so much work? Hopefully? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Does anyone have their apprentice do some of the handouts/paperwork?
 

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Barb, I PMed you, but forgot a couple of things.<br><br>
If your apprentice is doing a program and it requires handouts to be written up, then I think it's okay to ask her if you can use them for your own practice (and of course, okay if she says no, too). If she's not doing a program, I don't think it'd be unreasonable to ask her to research a certain topic and come up with a handout about it. Also, if you want, you can e-mail me and I'll share what I have with you. I don't do a lot of handouts, but do keep a pad of paper near my desk on prenatal days and write out instructions on that. Some questions have come up enough that I've made handouts, but since I have limited file space, I try not to have a handout for every little thing.<br><br>
In some ways it will get better after the first year, but then there will always be other difficulties, too. I feel like we're "new practice buddies" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> because we seem to be having parallel journeys to midwifery practice that started at about the same time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Maybe we should trade phone numbers?
 

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I have one of Daphnie's books that is a ebook- and it has some good info-- actually I think I had it on a different computer and it is long gone-<br>
someone else mentioned a good older book Becoming a Midwife by Carolyn Steiger I thought it was out of print - it is a good book--<br>
I think starting out you can tell your apprentice you are just figuring it all out maybe even just a temporary contract that says that you will work together for say 3 months and re-evaluate..<br>
I have never worked with a contract but have come across others who have-- I think that for an apprentice the thing that cannot be stressed enough is getting forms together and getting signed off timely as the births, prenatals, postpartums happen -- have it in a file but just the current open page not all the pages- have all your filled sheets put away at home or even in a safety deposit box... that way you have it no matter what no it doesn't make for the cleanest sheets but you have them--
 
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