+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    5,684
    Thanks
    1,684
    Thanked
    2,470
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    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.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    4,690
    Thanks
    1,363
    Thanked
    2,673
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    22,017
    Thanks
    15,407
    Thanked
    11,608
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    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.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using The Bub Hub mobile app
    Last edited by LoveLivesHere; 03-12-2013 at 17:23.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Mackay
    Posts
    6,345
    Thanks
    814
    Thanked
    2,460
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    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.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    283
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked
    118
    Reviews
    0
    .
    Last edited by caribbean; 29-01-2014 at 20:57.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    8,245
    Thanks
    1,772
    Thanked
    2,017
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ended 19/6/2014
    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.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  7. #7
    bunkx's Avatar
    bunkx is offline Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Hills WA
    Posts
    6,662
    Thanks
    574
    Thanked
    1,271
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    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

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    3,678
    Thanks
    788
    Thanked
    1,847
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    560
    Thanks
    142
    Thanked
    165
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Subbing.

  10. #10
    Gothel's Avatar
    Gothel is offline Skip the drama, stay with Mama!
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Stressame Street
    Posts
    6,515
    Thanks
    2,368
    Thanked
    2,113
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    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


 

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone taken on a midwife student?
    By SpecialK in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 21-06-2015, 00:55
  2. Can you help a student midwife??????
    By MIDWSTUDENT in forum Logan
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-07-2013, 17:32
  3. Can you help a student midwife??????
    By MIDWSTUDENT in forum Browns Plains / Hillcrest / Forestdale / Forest Lake
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-07-2013, 17:25

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Impressionable KidsImpressionable Kids are Australia's leader in framed children's memorabilia and specialise in framed baby hand and feet ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Neighbours 30 years - 2015Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
Do people suck...?General Chat
When should I test? TTCPregnancy Tests & Help / Support with Results
❤Joyous June/July TTC!❤Conception & Fertility General Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›