@Fairy dust and @ans0014 - I can't stand that they disabled private messaging.
@Fairy dust: as far as the class offerings go, there are plenty of options for the general classes (we take the same courses as the FNP students for the first 1-2 blocks). When it gets down to the midwifery classes, my understanding is that there are less choices simply because there are less of us and they can't offer as many sections. The two hour class a week supplements the reading and pre-recorded lectures we are responsible for on our own time. They are great for clarifying concepts and asking questions. As far as experience goes, you're talking to one of the students without L&D experience. : ) Most of my time in healthcare has been spent in postpartum/newborn nursery and I'm currently a childbirth educator. Most of the students do however have L&D experience (there are maybe 2 or 3 of us who don't). But they also assured me(/us) that they wouldn't have accepted us if they didn't think we were capable. I'm under no illusions that it will be a cake walk. I know there will be quite a learning curve and I'm doing my best to soak up experience where I can (I just started volunteering at a birth center near my house).
@ans0014: It didn't take them long at all to get their decision. In fact, the lady that helped me with my application called me personally the Friday night before I got my acceptance letter (that Monday). I worked night shift at the time and was just getting started, she said she didn't want me to have to worry over the weekend. The classes are good so far! I'm in my second block, done next month. I am sooo excited to be done with the general classes and start midwifery classes. In the first two blocks I've taken Advanced Patho, Advanced Pharm, Advanced Assessment, Biostats, and Medical Ethics. I've been to one on-campus intensive and I recently booked tickets for my second trip (in May).
If you have any more questions, you are welcome to email me (that's a lot easier). ashleydameff [at] gmail [dot] com.
Good luck, @ans0014!