Re: [City-Farming-NYC] I need to observe births (of any kind) to begin my midwifery studies!

From: user 8.
Sent on: Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:53 PM
My question to you is, what is the incentive for families to have an extra strange body in the room?  Are you a doula, would you be providing labor support?  Would you have a relationship with the client before attending the birth?  These are important questions because birth is not a spectator sport. Your presence invariably affects the labor.  As a midwifery student it is important for you to understand that the models of care exhibited in hospitals where women in labor endure countless strangers (some of whom are students or just plain unnecessary) entering the labor room are not proper models to mimic.

--Shauntee Henry
Midwifery Student

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 3:39 PM, Christina <[address removed]> wrote:

I am a midwifery student who is looking to observe births. The location of birth (home, hospital, etc.) does not matter, nor does the provider of care (certified professional midwife, certified nurse-midwife, or OB). All I am required to do is observe the birth. I am able to travel within northern NJ or NYC. The only concern I have is for those who will be having a hospital birth  - hospitals and OBs often limit the number of people who can be in the room during the birth, so I ask that the woman check with the maternity ward, and her OB the maximum number of people allowed to attend the birth, and decide if there is room for me! If you, your spouse, relative, or friend is pregnant, due within the next four months, and would be willing and able to have me observe the birth, please contact me as soon as possible!

Thank you!
Christina Morreale
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