Hi, I'm a student midwife in my first year, I only found out about the CCE program (the ten pregnant women we have to follow through their pregnancy journey) and I'm REALLY freaking out, I'm on the verge of switching to nursing as I'm worried that I wont meet the requirements for a Bachelor of Mid, with the 10 CCE and 4 births.
A little background info: I've got three little kids and my husband is an RN. I'd love to work as a midwife and I'm ready to put the hard work in at uni but I'm afraid I'll not do so well, and my reasons are that we have no family in the city that we lived in, its just me, Mr. Santa and our kids (5yo, 4yo, 2yo) I also have to travel 45 min to uni and this is on the days my kids are in kindy which doesn't always work out with my timetable spread out across the week. There isn't a kindy in my campus otherwise my kids would be enrolled there on my uni days.
The major reason why I'm apprehensive about midwifery is the CCE program, everyone I have spoken to at uni (the course coordinating staff) say that its not that hard but I hear a different story from the students who are actually doing the follow through program.
Mr Santa is an RN while he did his course I stayed home with the kids, don't get me wrong, Bachelor of Nursing is hard too but I wouldn't have to go through the CCE follow through program and I think I'd choose to go into Mental health nursing after my first graduate year.
I'm therefore seeking opinions from everyone, midwives, RN's, students.