I am a junior in my undergraduate nursing program
, and thinking about my future as far as going to school to become a certified nurse midwife.
I know that it is possible to be employed by a hospital, but I was wondering what your role encompasses if this is so. Wouldn't the patients already have an OBGYN that is delivering their baby? So do you end up assisting the OBGYN, or is your role pretty much autonomous in birthing the child? If you do end up working pretty much solo, how is this possible, again due to woman usually having a doctor?
I got the impression if you are employed by a hospital, you are not following a woman all throughout her pregnancy, correct?
Thank you so much for all your help!!