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    Default Have you had a student midwife?

    I'm considering having a student midwife follow me through this pregnancy (my 2nd). Everyone has to learn so I figure why not give someone that opportunity?

    So I'd like to know what peoples experiences were like. Did it feel weird or uncomfortable? Were they at the birth? Did you sort of interview them first?

    I'm going private if that makes any difference.

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    I didn't have one throughout my pregnancy but I allowed one to deliver DS. She was supervised of course and she was amazing. Eventually things did go wrong quickly and the OBs took over but she was by my side the entire time explaining everything to DF and I. She was wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    I didn't have one throughout my pregnancy but I allowed one to deliver DS. She was supervised of course and she was amazing. Eventually things did go wrong quickly and the OBs took over but she was by my side the entire time explaining everything to DF and I. She was wonderful.
    I had one at my last 2 births. They were fantastic. I would highly recommend it.

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    I had one with my last pregnancy (3rd). I met her about half way through the pregnancy, she came to all my appointments, and ended up delivering dd3. She was amazing!!!

    I have told my midwife this time is be happy to have another student midwife again, if there is one available.

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    I had one during the birth of DS2. I could not fault her at all. She did an awesome job. She was young, full of enthusiasm, and incredibly supportive... a far cry from the 2 old, unsupportive, nasty hags I had with DS1.

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    I had a student midwife in the room while in labour and at the birth time, she was really nice it was her first birth I'm always happy to have student midwives or doctors around

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    I had a first year student and she was fabulous. She came to all my appointments (and I was high risk so there were LOADS) and then was in surgery when I had her. It was awesome as things went drastically off plan and DD had to be rushed off to special care so DH could stay with DD knowing that Gen was with me and wouldn't leave my side. She was very supportive and always took notes for me in appointments while i was chatting and would take notes when we spoke and if there was anything she could not answer she would ask her mentor.

    I am so glad I had her with us

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    I had one with dd1, she was lovely, very sweet and gentle and much nicer than some of the jaded midwives at the public hospital. She attended the birth and she cried when dd1 was born, it was gorgeous! She popped into the ward the next day to see how we were, and she called around the house a few weeks later to complete her assignment (she had to take me through a questionnaire rating the whole experience). I found that last bit a wee bit awkward, because I didn't know her, but otherwise it was a lovely experience


 

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