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by Jordan1927 Jordan1927 (Member) Member

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So one thing i know for sure is that i want to care for mothers during their pregnancies and deliver their babies. Problem is, i dont want to go to medical school and become a doctor or obgyn.

So i'm not sure if i should become a CNM, some type of NP (idk which type), or if there is another profession just for that. I'm in nursing school now getting my ASN so i know i have a ways to go, but i want to know my options and develop a plan so i know where to start after i get my ASN.

Can anyone help me?? Thank you in advance!!

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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Consult with your school counselor. Getting your ASN may or may not be the best start towards your goal.

Have you ever assisted with, or observed a birth?

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

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If you want to care for women during pregnancy and deliver their babies, and you do not want to become an MD, you need to become a CNM. There are women's health NPs and family practice NPs who do prenatal care and GYN only, and some CNMs choose not to deliveries, but no NPs do deliveries. Here is the website for the American College of Nurse-Midwives, which has a lot of info for prospective midwives:

American College of Nurse-Midwives

Hope that helps!

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I'm starting with my ASN because my GPA is not good enough to jump head first into a bachelors program, so ASN is my only option right now. But i'm going to get my ASN then go back asap through a RN-to-BSN program and get my BSN. Then i'm going to go from their with whatever profession i choose.

But i've shadowed at a couple of hospitals and observed more births than i can count, vaginal and cesarean. I've only assisted with 1 birth that i can remember, but i'm only 22 and i'm not licensed to do anything and i was just shadowing when they asked for some equipment setup & breakdown assistance.

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