Being A Midwifery Student
A major component of midwifery practice is mentoring students. There are two levels of students that you may encounter: the junior student, also known as the Normal Childbearing student or the senior student, who is only months away from graduation. Junior students have had some observational clinical experience while senior students have delivered several babies and been to many more deliveries. Junior students are never left to manage your clinical care on their own, their independence is granted slowly as they gain skills, and they are always with their preceptor (your midwife). Senior Students are much more independent as the expectations grow and you might see them running your clinic visits on their own as well attending births as the second midwife, and postpartum home visits without their preceptor. Despite this, you will never be without the care of the Registered Midwife at any time in your pregnancy, birth, or postpartum period.
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