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  1. Primrose Oil for Cervical Ripening
    In the practice that I previously worked in, we had women insert 3000-4000 mg. of primrose oil capsules vaginally at bedtime, starting at 36-37 weeks, for cervical ripening. I have read since then...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  2. Employer perception of online CNM programs?
    I can't answer for employers as a group but I can tell you that my degree is from Stony Brook and I was never questioned about it in job interviews. I have worked in private practices and now am in...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  3. The midwifes role
    It's interesting that Medicaid requires the use of CNMs for low-risk pregnancies where you are; what a great idea! Midwives have a proven record of effectiveness with at-risk populations. I hope...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  4. Caught my first baby!
    Congratulations! I still remember that first one; it's very special.
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  5. CNM? Confused...
    Ask your nursing professor what she means by that comment. Is she referring to the cost of malpractice insurance? If so, that cost is usually paid by your employer as part of your contract as a...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  6. About CNM Nurse
    As an RN, you have the degree requirement to pursue a CNM. You would now need to apply to a university-based CNM program. Some require L&D experience as an RN and I would recommend this; the...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  7. Future student looking for good NMW reads
    I would agree with all of the above suggestions, as well as "Sisters on a Journey"
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  8. some truths about CNM salaries and benefits
    If being a midwife is your passion, it's about more than the salary. I have taken pay cuts for jobs I really wanted as a CNM. But the availability of midwife jobs is another issue to look at. I...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  9. some truths about CNM salaries and benefits
    It is ridiculously high - around $25,000 per year for midwives in private practice. Compare that to $2500 which is what it was when I started my first CNM job just 10 years ago. I work for a health...
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  10. some truths about CNM salaries and benefits
    I have worked in 2 private practices, one in a large suburban practice and the other in a small community hospital-owned practice, and now am working on-staff for a large health care provider so I...
    Jan 31, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  11. CNM Programs at Frontier and Stony Brook
    I am a Stony Brook grad, though I will say that I have utmost respect for the Frontier program. Since I am a NY resident, Stony Brook had the advantage of NY state resident tuition, though I came...
    Jan 31, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  12. 49 Years old
    The oldest I've seen personally was 47 - but hey, that's only 2 years different! How are you feeling? What kind of OB provider do you have? They would likely consider you high risk based on age...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  13. Upcoming male CNM student seeking perspective
    Hi Nate, I also say "go for it"! One of my best instructors in Midwifery School was a male CNM. I also know many nurses who worked with him when he was doing clinical midwifery and they all...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  14. MANA Conference
    Near Nashville, Tennessee. They're doing a "roast" of The Farm Midwives, along with lots of good conference content. I'm really hoping I can go!
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  15. MANA Conference
    Anybody going to the 2010 MANA Conference? I am hoping to, (waiting to see if my employer still has Continuing Education money that will pay for part of it).
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  16. For CNMs: how to get through hospital L&D experience needed for grad school?
    I agree with Joyrochelle - it's better to experience some of those bad things that can happen in labor while you're in a hospital where you have a support team (of sorts, at least) before you are out...
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  17. Transition from RN to CNM within the same facility??
    It's difficult for sure. I actually did my clinical midwifery training in the same unit where I was also working as an L&D nurse at the time and that was hard too. I have worked on that same unit...
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  18. An OB's Birth Plan
    Congratulations!! I'm so glad you had the birth you wanted!:yeah: I wish your birth experience were an option for more women. I think the only way things change is from consumer demand and if you...
    Oct 19, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Talking to a CNM
    I have had 3 very different employment experiences and I will try to share them briefly. I am certainly willing to share more details by PM if you want; I have not tried that from this site either...
    Oct 13, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  20. Talking to a CNM
    I am sure that any local midwives you contact will be willing to give you information. I am a practicing CNM and would also be willing to answer whatever questions I can. I am currently a staff...
    Oct 11, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  21. Hard to stay interested in this forum once graduated
    I'm another practicing CNM here. It would be nice to have conversations with other practicing midwives about what we do. How do you get to be part of the Sage Femmes group? I used to be on a...
    Jun 8, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  22. The Cervix hunt
    It does take lots and lots of exams to feel like you really "get it". And then there are still those posterior cervixes!! I, too, have short fingers and often use the bedpan or fists-under-the-hips...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Anyone here who went to L&D as a new grad?
    I went directly to L&D as a new grad - to a high-risk L&D unit no less! I didn't even know what questions to ask but I have never had any regrets. Actually I learned so much in that unit that it...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. where does everyone work?
    I work as a staff midwife in a large hospital currently, doing triage and working with resident physicians (teaching them clinical L&D, frankly, although we are told that "it's not our job to be...
    Apr 18, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  25. Stony Brook vs Downstate MSN Midwifery
    Actually I'm not an NNP. I was an OB nurse for 19 years before going back to school, most of that in L&D. But the CNM/NNP would be a great combo, as would FNP/NNP. I took 2 full school years...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)


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