Hi everyone! I am in the process of applying for nursing schools
, and I'm thinking of doing some shadowing to help me figure out if I'm on the right path. One thing I've been very interested in lately is midwifery. I contacted a local birth center, to see if they allowed shadowing. They told me that generally only student midwives shadow, but I could give them my availability and they would ask their midwife to arrange for me to be at a birth, as long as it was ok with the mom. Now I feel kind of awkward about the whole thing- do you think it was a weird thing to ask? Do you think it would be awkward for the family? I don't want to mess up someone's birth experience by being a stranger there. Thoughts?