Have you thought of sharing this special time with a student midwife?
Do you know?
That our first year midwifery students ‘follow through’ a woman and her family in a supportive role during pregnancy, childbirth and the early weeks at home with the baby. Our second year students ‘follow through’ a woman, focusing on the midwifery aspects, learning the skills of midwifery in a ‘hands on’ way, closely supervised by the midwife involved in your care. We have students based in Dunedin, Oamaru, Central Otago, Southland, Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti Coast, Whanganui, Palmerston North and the Wairarapa.
What’s in it for you?
The student is available to help with support and companionship during your pregnancy and childbirth experience. They can be someone to talk to about the joys and challenges of this special time. You will be helping to educate the midwives for the future.
How can you help?
By sharing your pregnancy and birth experience with a midwifery student. Talking with the lecturer about the student’s performance.
Supervision of midwifery students
A lecturer at the School of Midwifery supervises each student and is available to discuss any questions or issues you may have about the programme or your student.
To find out more about having a midwifery student involved in your childbirth experience, please contact the School of Midwifery:
Call 0800 762 786