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Any CNMs That Want to Comment On Their Schedules?

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by lvng4themoment lvng4themoment (New Member) New Member

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I am a currently ABSN student 3 weeks into a 15 month program. I want to be a CNM... But I am concerned about the scheduling. I want to a holistic CNM. But I am concerned, how do you go on vacation when your clients could go into labor at any point?

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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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What is your definition of a "holistic" CNM?  (just curious).

To answer your question, join a group practice that shares call.  There are many different practice types, midwifery is very flexible and diverse.  

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At home births, water births, birthing without pain medication, spiritual midwifery and how you think of birthing- a spiritual event, a coming of age, a life journey, a women's birth not just of her child but of herself as a new woman. I struggle with thinking of "sharing" calls because I believe if you start with a patient, build a raptor and have done all their prenatal care it just seems like a disservice to not birth their child... I think a lot of women go for midwifery because its more personal and intimate and I think seeing the same person through pregnancy and then not for the birth would really hurt that personal trust a patient has with their midwife... 

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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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Ok, then your option as a solo homebirth midwife is simply not to take clients with due dates around the time you want to go on vacation, and find another midwife to back up any emergency calls from your clients while you're away. 

 

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