I just learned about a school for women (people) who want to be midwives called Midwife to Be. It’s based in South Carolina, but students can take the “classes” anywhere in the world. (I’ll stop using quotes, but know they are there throughout the post.)
Just skimming the website, I am horrified anyone would pay for this incredibly inferior education (boy, do I want those quotes!).
Starting with typos, if someone can’t spell, use apostrophes, commas, dashes or know when to capitalize… or use Spell/GrammarCheck… or, as a last resort, hire an editor… how can you trust they know how to teach life-saving skills? I mean, if a midwife doesn’t know how to spell HIPAA or Chux pads correctly, she hasn’t been paying attention.
And checking off pages in the Practical Skills Guide is, not only subjective depending on the preceptor, but also completely independent of any oversight.
I won’t even begin to address the arrogance of going to other countries, scouting out high-volume hospitals to practice on women… because it makes me nauseous.
I’m embarrassed this school uses the name midwife.