Steps to Midwifery Online Study Group For Student Midwives!
Updated: Jul 22
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:
Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention, Recognition, and Management
Low Progesterone Management and Supplementation
Basic and Defensive Charting
Thyroid Disease Management in the Midwifery Model of Care
Writing Your Own Protocols
Becoming a Great Midwife’s Assistant
The Initial OB Visit: History, Physical Exam, Lab Work
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: PIH, Pre-E, E, and HELLP
Preventing and Treating Pregnancy Complications with Natural Therapies: Polyhydramnios, Oligohydramnios, IUGR, PIH, PROM
Labor Prep and Natural Induction and Augmentation
Botanical Medicine and Homeopathics for Labor
Midwifery School Options: MEAC vs Non-accredited
Adrenal Fatigue and Burn Out
Preparing for the NARM exam
Coping with Traumatic Situations as a Student
The Midwifery Journey Continuum
G1 Prolonged Labor Management
G8 Diastasis Recti, Pendulous Abdomen, Prolonged Labo
G1, 41 week homeopathic Induction and Cord Avulsion
G1 Uterine Fibroids, Severe Anemia, Transverse, Transfer of Care
G6P4 PROM, OP, 41 week, Water Birth
Primip 41.2 weeks Natural Induction and Augmentation
G5 Cord Prolapse and Resuscitation
Future topics include:
Interpreting Lab Work in Pregnancy
First Trimester Complications and Bleeding
Prodromal Labor Differential Diagnosis and Management
Monitoring Fetal Well Being in Labor
Learning Cervical Assessment and Pelvic Exams
All About Urine! Dipsticks, Urine Cultures, STIs
Homeopathy for Midwives
Building Your Business
Starting Your Midwifery Practice
Building Your Home Birth Kit
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!