Tuesday, 17 November 2009

You're A Midwife Aren't You?

Some time during the past week there was a shift in my thinking. For a long time now, I have been in a kind of denial about midwifery, then someone asked me this question.

I think this came about because a) I don't practise midwifery in Canada and b) I can't officially call myself a midwife here because I am not licensed to do so.

This left me in a kind of limbo where I call myself a Registered Nurse who trained as a Midwife in the U.K.

All of a sudden, I am on a course working with midwives from across the globe and we are talking about midwifery and our varied experiences.

To be honest, the past few weeks have been absolutely exhausting as the course is really intensive. I have a pile of work on my desk and another pile of reading that is about 6 inches high!

For those of you who are wondering why I am taking a midwifery course, it is a requirement in Canada that internationally trained midwives complete a bridging programme in order to be eligible for registration.....

The good news is that I passed my mid-term exams. The end of term exams are tomorrow, so now I really should get back to that reading....


Tracy said...

Think Midwife, therefore you are! :o) Wishing you great success on your exams tomorrow, Marie...fingers, toes and everything crossed all will go OK. You've been working so hard.. I know you will pass with flying colors. Thinking of you... ((BIG HUGS)

Lynda said...

Congrats on passing your mid-terms Marie! (was there any doubt???) :) Good luck on your finals.

louise said...

Good luck Marie with your end of term exams. With the effort you have already put in, you will do well. x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Well done on your work so far Marie.
Hope your end of year exams go well, good luck!

VintagePretty said...

Well done! I always presumed you were working as a midwife out there. I can imagine you'd be a natural at midwifery, good for you! Fingers crossed!