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?