Hello, people of BubHub
My name is Courtney, and I'm a mature age student midwife about to embark on me third and final year of study at Curtin University in Perth.
As you may already know, an essential part of midwifery training is for the student to follow the childbearing journeys of at least 20 women, through what we call Continuity of Care Experiences.
This generally entails one student attending (and, as appropriate, participating in) antenatal appointments and classes with you, the labour and birth, and a few postnatal visits. It can include things like ultrasounds, physio sessions, trips to the lactation consultant, etc. It also means we're just a phone call away, any time you need us for extra support.
If you live in the Perth metro area and are less than 35 weeks pregnant, I welcome your emails if you would like to find out more about the Continuity of Care Experience, or volunteer to participate.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
(Alternately please feel free to call the Curtin University School of Nursing & Midwifery on (08) 9266 2088 to speak to a midwifery lecturer for more info about the program.)
A student midwife is always under supervision from registered health practitioners, and I would always ensure that my presence or participation does not disrupt the care you receive from professionals, or the choices and birth plan you have made. I am here to support you, and to learn from you, to become the best midwife I can be.
I hope it goes without saying that I am interested in meeting and working with women from all walks of life, whatever your family makeup, cultural background, ethnicity, sexuality, etc., and whatever your chosen setting and model of care.
I look forward to hearing from you, and wish you health and happiness!