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I'm subbing because I want to hear what others do. My apprenticeship was with a very busy practice 8-15/month. Right now, starting out on my own, I have about 2 per month, but I already am booked up through Oct/Nov. with 3/month and many of the amish/mennonite wait to call until they are 6 months or so.<br><br>
those who have helpers, assistants,: what kind of work do they do for you? Time savers for you? Do they do any prenatals/postpartums by themselves? Or pku visits?<br><br>
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Personally - where I'm living right now there isn't a whole lot of help.. so I have only been taking one birth a month. This is what I can handle easily with my almost 2 year old. I'll add on more if I can find reliable help: either an apprentice or a midwife to work with. Until then, I'm happy with my work load at it is
 

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My max is three per month. I have an apprentice but no other options for backup. When she's finished, we'll back each other up and when I have backup I might take up to 5 per month.
 

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I like to set it at three a month but some months I may have five or six. I have an apprentice that works with me. She is doing primary care so she does some prenatal and postpartum appointments on her own.
 

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3 a month I think is a comfortable amount, 6 would have me panicked. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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