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....