Wow! What a year of kissing babies, lovin’ on mamas (and their families), and learning a ton!
The close of 2011 completes my 13th year of supporting families, attending somewhere around 200 births (including 55 homebirths) and stepping into the intern phase of my midwifery journey.
As an intern, I am practicing as Primary Midwife Under Supervision, which means I “demonstrate the ability to perform all aspects of midwifery care to the satisfaction of the preceptor who is physically present and supervising [my] performance of skills and decision making.” ~NARM
In this role, the intern midwife must attend and document a specified number of births; prenatal, postpartum, and newborn exams; provide continuity of care; and demonstrate a set list of clinical skills in order to sit for the NARM board exam, oral skills assessment, and ultimately attain the CPM credential.
Basically, know how to do it all, and most of the time do very little–because well….most of the time birth just works.
Interested in learning more about homebirth? Looking for a fabulous midwifery team? We’d love to visit over a cup of tea!