Student Midwife with Twins or Triplets. The Pros and Cons of having a Student Midwife.
You may already suspect you are pregnant, however that first scan and seeing the heartbeat is always a magical moment. Congratulations! You are definitely pregnant. There is the heartbeat. Oh wait, I think there is a second heartbeat. You are pregnant with twins! Oh, I think there is a third baby! Congratulations, you are having triplets!
Once you have recovered from the shock of finding out you are pregnant with multiples, your thoughts will soon turn to your pregnancy care. There are many options, all of which your GP can discuss with you.
One aspect of pregnancy care that you may not have thought of, is having a student midwife. A student midwife is a midwifery student that is partnered with you through your pregnancy, birth and postnatal period. The student is supervised by a registered midwife. There is a two-way benefit to this. For you, you may feel overwhelmed with all the information that you are presented with. A student midwife will be able to explain things and help you ask the right questions. It will also mean that you will have continuity of care, as the student midwife will attend all appointments with you. Oh, and I should mention, it is totally free.
In return, it is invaluable for the student to develop an intimate understanding of the process that pregnant women go through. And let’s face it, for a student midwife with twins or triplets, it is an amazing experience for them.
Twinfo asked in our closed Parents of Multiples group for some feedback from those who had used the services of a student midwife with twins or triplets.Continue Reading →