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  1. CNM in North Carolina?
    Until about 6 months ago I was the only CNM at a large hospital in Charlotte. It is sort of lonely. My patients are happy to have me but the rest of the OB community just doesn't seem to be so...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  2. CNMs, how long did you wait?q
    LOL I waited 25 years! I thought I was supposed to be a CNS. Then I thought I was supposed to be a WHNP. It was one patient situation that gave me the realization that if I wanted to support...
    Feb 9, '08
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  3. My 2 cents on natural birth/birth plans
    Having been in such situations, I agree with Deb 100%. Families need to feel that they've been treated well, their choices respectfully addressed, and their needs have been met. The AMA...
    Aug 14, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Dads holding Moms during epidural placement?!?!
    We let the dads support mom. I put a chair right behind dad so if he gets weak all he has to do is sit down. I've had some dads get faint but not always when they were supporting mom. Sometimes...
    Jul 25, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. The worst or strangest orders you have seen...
    I've gotten many laughs from these posts! Thanks for brightening my day! I remember calling a resident about a C-Section pt. who was complaining of a rash from her abdomen to her thighs. He came...
    Jul 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Malpractice insurance for CNM's?
    I work in a multi-specialty private practice with over 70 physicians. My personal malpractice rate is quite low because of that. (I don't have to pay it out of pocket but I could if need be)....
    Jul 22, '07
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  7. Physicians and Labor Support
    Speaking as a CNM, I LOVE doulas! There are times when I have 2 or 3 ladies in labor at the same time. If it hadn't been for doula care I would have FAILED miserably in providing emotional and...
    Jun 1, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Change in the way we practice
    LOTS of changes from my first job in L&D (age 20) until now (49 and holding...) 1. Sterile delivery room. Just mom, doc and me. Caps, masks and gowns. Trilene inhalers (inhaled sedation) or some...
    Jun 1, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. CNM hours
    I work in the office 3 days a week (or about 24 hrs/week). I make hospital rounds 2 days a week, roughly 2 hrs. each day. Then I share call with 2 other people. Roughly 12 days a month of 24/7...
    May 13, '07
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  10. Advice for planning to be a CNM
    I was 47 when I graduated from my CNM program. Age is just a number. Think about all the "lived experience" you have!
    May 13, '07
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  11. NNP vs. CNM....
    I've been educated in both WHNP and CNM roles. I liked working as a WHNP but missed the L&D aspects of care. You need to decide if you like working more with "families" or "babies". From my...
    May 13, '07
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  12. Onlind distance midwifery programs
    ECU also has an online program. Clinical sites are highly competitive. Often many schools ask for the same clinical site. And it is the clinical sites where you really learn how to help women...
    May 13, '07
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  13. dictation part of the job?
    I only dictate if there is something out of the norm... Usually my backup does the dictation if they do a CS or assisted vaginal birth (forceps or vacuum)
    May 13, '07
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  14. a CNM who hasn't given birth
    I absolutely agree!! I know many midwives who have never given birth...
    May 13, '07
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  15. Pre-Nursing Student with A Big Question
    I WANT to be "nursey"; that is why I didn't go to medical school. My patients are nurtured and supported and their birth plans are respected by me and the nurses I work with (even if the birth plan...
    Mar 26, '07
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  16. CNMs in NC??
    To my knowledge, there are 2 CNM's who have backup to perform homebirths in NC. One is near the Triangle area and one is in the mountains. you can get more info from the nchomebirth.org website.
    Feb 26, '07
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  17. CNM school with kids-time involved
    Online education was NOT EASY for me. I am not sure I could have done it with small children (although a lot of my classmates had small children). I think it depends on if you have to work and your...
    Dec 31, '06
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  18. Experience to Enter CNM Program
    So that's it in a nutshell. It's also the reason I feel qualified to say that, while it's terrific for RNs to have clinical experience prior to entering a nurse-midwifery program, it's not really...
    Dec 31, '06
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  19. Article in the NYT: The Weighty Responsibility of Drinking for Two
    Abstinence is best. Occasionally women who have a lot of uncomfortable BH contractions have found relief with a glass of wine. I actually had a couple of glasses of white wine at the end of my...
    Dec 31, '06
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  20. IUD's
    Signs of infection or imbedded IUD include fever and pain. These signs usually appear in the first 4 weeks after insertion. It is a small risk... I believe it is <2% Have seen a few where the...
    Dec 31, '06
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  21. Question About Letters of Reference
    Don't worry. I applied to CNM school 15 years after my BSN. They pull your stats and write a pretty generic letter that says yes, you were in the program and had a GPA of whatever and based on...
    Dec 31, '06
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  22. debt
    My school charged about $125 per credit hour for tuition; as it was online the fees were eliminated. So I had no debt until the last semester when I couldn't work due to integration; minimal amount...
    Dec 31, '06
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  23. midwives and cancer care
    The focus of midwifery care is on health and healthy women. Oncology is not within the core competencies of our education "per se". CNM's can manage certain aspects of cancer: For example if a woman...
    Dec 31, '06
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  24. Questionable delivery--mom with cardiac history
    Just wondering where your anesthesia folks were during this???
    Dec 9, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. My patient was complete for 7 hours :(
    Gee... sounds like you were the nurse I worked with at the beginning of the week :) Short of tying a rope around the baby's head we did everything I could think of for my patient before we called a C...
    Dec 9, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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