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Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:06 pm

Hello , just wanted to say hi. I have just completed my midwifery training. I have been a nurse for over 21years and last year decided to make a career change and commenced my midi training. Best decision I have every made... fantastic

Now I have to gain my confidence in working in this area especially after being a community nurse for 15 years where I held senior positions and had loads of confidence. I'm sure this confidence will grow....

Looking forward to hearing from other midwives and student midwives.
See ya
Jane

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Jun 07, 2005, 11:40 am

I am currently doing my general nurse training at uni after being out of high school for 2 years. I have often thought about doing midwife training as soon as I can after I graduate (I have wanted to be a midwife for a long time). What do women think about being cared for by a young midwife who hasn't had children of her own?

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Jun 07, 2005, 03:30 pm

Hi, I am a midwife (and new to this site). Quite a few midwifes were I work don't have children and are young. The women don't seem to care as long as you know what you are doing and treat them with respect.

Being a midwife is the most fantastic job and I hope you do decide to jump in :D

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Jun 20, 2005, 03:12 pm Last edited Jun 20, 2005, 03:12 pm update #1

i became a midwife at a very young age with no children. i am now a mother of two almost teenagers and still a midwife. while mothering does provide some insight so do many other life experiences. if i were to judge other women by my own easy, drug free labours i believe i would be a very poor midwife. midwife means 'with woman' and by keeping this in mind you will do well.

modified: Monday 20 June 2005 4:32:53 pm - Deb

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Aug 09, 2005, 09:08 am

Congratulations jmartin7, I'm really envious, I have wanted to be a midwife for 14 years and intend on studying midwifery when I have finished my nursing degree. Kerry, I wouldn't worry about being a young midwife with no kids, as long as you are there for the woman it won't make any difference to her.

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Aug 11, 2005, 08:57 pm

hello all with my first post. think this site has great potential. jmartin7 will soon find her confidence grounded in extensive experience elsewhere which can only enhance her midwifery practice. with regard to the topic of midwives without children this has given me much reflection over the years. firstly as a midwife with no children, then as a midwife having my own and then as a midwife/ mentor of midwives with no children! i thought i was a good midwife as a childless single , i became a better midwife after having my own. since then have met and mentored midwives with children who have both inspired and failed me and midwives without who have done the same. there is no doubt that having your own adds a new dimension, but excellent and disappointing midwives exist across the board. childless u can not have been there but as each journey is so different from the next comparisons and true empathy r a fantasy. i for example have never had a caesarean and yet believe i am able to care well 4 those who have hoping this site becomes all it can be

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Oct 22, 2005, 12:18 pm

Hi everyone. My daughter is in her first year studying mid at uni. She is loving every minute. She is doing the straight 3 year mid course without the general first. She has several pregnant women that she is following, and , although she is only 20 they all love her for her compassion and enthusiasm rather than her knowledge. They are all learning together. She is having a wonderful experience

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Oct 24, 2005, 07:14 pm

I agree, age has nothing to do with it.. it's your ability to provide 'family centered care'. While life experiences are helpful the ability to listen, work with, care for and empower your clients are much more important.

Enjoy the journey that pregnancy, birth, and early parenting will show you.

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Sep 07, 2007, 03:14 pm

Hi! Im not doing widwifery, just a bach of nursing. However, when I went to clinical praxis last i got to go into midwifery and see how the wards work and even assist with the deilvery of a couple of beautiful babies! I absolutely loved it and just wanted to say that although i was only a first year nursing student the women who were in the maternity unit were more than happy to let me be there and learn! So if your worried about being 'young and unknowledgable' don't be! I think these women understand that you need to start somewhere! And although I can say how much I enjoyed it I just don't think its something i could see myself doing as a career (especially not after sitting through a 17 hour labour...) =]

Oh and it definately made me think twice about wanting kids of my own. haha.

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Sep 10, 2007, 09:57 am

Hi peoples,

Know a big zippo about midi, but ready everybodies comments was just lovely. Helping to bring another human being into the world is just a wonderful thing. I almost have tears in my eyes. Keep up your fantastic work.

RC

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Sep 30, 2007, 01:46 pm

Im doing a unit on childbearing and family nursing for my final year elective even though I got credit since i did education but I really love the subject. I got an assignment due tmw for it, and its so interesting reading about various issues.

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