• Midwife Bethany

Steps to Midwifery Online Study Group For Student Midwives!

Updated: May 23

If you know me, you know I love student midwives. What I really love is helping student midwives meet their goals and learn to practice midwifery with compassion, competence, and confidence. In this day and age, there are many pathways to becoming a midwife but there are also many challenges. The majority of student midwives are studying midwifery through distance academics while completing their clinical training in their area. There are little options for lecture or classroom time to learn midwifery.

While some students learn well through reading texts and gaining real world experience, I believe that comprehensive lecture, discussion, and case studies help students move forward with efficient comprehension.

The Steps to Midwifery Study Group on Facebook is meeting this need by offering weekly live classes on midwifery topics. Students can tune in for the live class, or watch the recorded class at their own convenience. Handouts are included for each class with links and recommended reading so that the student can study further on each topic.

Past topics have included:

  • The Initial OB Appointment: Informed Consent, Risk Assessment, & Setting Expectations

  • Preventing and Treating Pregnancy Complications with Natural Therapies: Polyhydramnios, Oligohydramnios, PIH, GDM, PROM, etc.

  • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: PIH, Pre-E, and Eclampsia

  • Botanical Medicine + Homeopathics for Labor

  • Natural Induction: Options, Methods and Management

  • Case studies on PROM, Cord Prolapse, Fibroids, Prolonged Labor, and More!

Future topics include:

  • Uterine Fibroid Management

  • Interpreting Lab Work in Pregnancy

  • First Trimester Complications and Bleeding

  • Progesterone Deficiency, Supplementation, and Lab Work

  • Prodromal Labor Differential Diagnosis and Management

  • Monitoring Fetal Well Being in Labor

  • Learning Cervical Assessment and Pelvic Exams

  • Postpartum Hemorrhage Management

  • Becoming a Great Midwife’s Assistant

  • Narm Exam Preparation

  • and more!

  • Group members may request topics

Who is this group for?

  • Current students midwives, whether in a MEAC school, PEP, Nurse midwifery, or otherwise!

  • Current practicing midwives who may want to learn further on some topics!

  • People who are considering midwifery but not sure if it is for them!

  • Doulas and other birth workers who are considering furthering their education!

To join and learn how to help women have healthy pregnancies and births through the midwifery model of care, visit this link to subscribe. Then, request to join the Facebook group. You will be approved once your subscription is received. See you in the group and Happy Studying!

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