Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Still no more babies

I was hoping for an overnighter over the weekend. Tonight wouldn't be bad either.

Awaiting a couple of multips who live faaaaar (one of them about 2.5 hours straight out my door to hers) from my house. Oh so totally not excited about the driving. Give me some clients out my way and I'll be a happier student-midwife-thing.

Submitting my application to NARM soon, once I can scrape out $700 to pay the exam fees (scroll down, reference earlier rant on the ridiculousness of that fee - yes this is in addition to the state fees, which are already paid). They've got us here, pay or no license. Additionally, it needs to be in the form of a cashiers check or money order, which makes me nervous. I know NARM is legit, it's not that, it's sending a (for me) big already-taken-from-my-account check through the mail that makes me upset. I'm not understanding what all the bother is about with refusing personal checks, either, since they can always just hold their approval until the check is cleared. And I think it's easier to counterfeit a money order than it is to get a personal check through and rescind it (I did business on ebay, remember, I haven't tried any of this personally but it's aaaaaaalllllll been tried on me).

I think I'm rambling. At least I'm posting, right?

I did my first solo suturing/repair job on US soil last week. I was pleased, my preceptor was pleased, the woman was pleased, I feel really good about it. This was one of the few remaining skills on my checklist (overseas preceptors can't check you off, which I think is really inconvenient but makes sense since they didn't really look at what they were signing). The rest I probably won't actually get to do. I don't imagine I'll be manually exploring any uteri, for example, until that moment when there is no more experienced midwife present and I just need to do it. Like all the other skills before it, there will be the need and it will happen, and I'll have done it.

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