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    • never been asked, but I would say yes! -- Votes: 48
    • never been asked but I would say no! -- Votes: 7
    • I was asked and said yes! -- Votes: 30
    • I was asked and said no! -- Votes: 3
    • I haven't given birth yet! -- Votes: 1
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GGNG 50 kids; Wasaga Beach, Ontario 107 posts
Jan 21st '13

I've delivered at a teaching hospital so it's one of the first questions your asked when you get all hooked up.I had four students there for my sons delivery and two for my daughters which was a c-section.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Jan 21st '13

I don't understand why someone wouldn't want someone to learn.



That'd be like parents telling me they didn't want me to student teach in their kid's classroom.



The only way to fully learn your trade is to immerse yourself in it.

AwkwardTurtle 34 kids; Syracuse, NY, United States 2085 posts
Jan 21st '13

When I was a student, I was SO grateful to the moms who let me watch. I even got to hold a little girl after mom and dad did. It was a wonderful experience. I always let students learn on me, I know how important it is to get real world experience.

**Jen 51 kids; Waterloo, Ontario 527 posts
Jan 21st '13

I had a student do most of the work with my DD she actually delivered her.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
Jan 21st '13
Quoting BryarWoods:" When I was a student, I was SO grateful to the moms who let me watch. I even got to hold a little girl ... [snip!] ... It was a wonderful experience. I always let students learn on me, I know how important it is to get real world experience. "


yeah, they were all super psyched too. i remember them coming up to me and shaking my hand or patting my back and congratulating me on my daughter. it was all very nice. they were all very happy to be there, and i'm glad they got to see it because i think i had a nice, smooth labor experience.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
Jan 21st '13

I've allowed a student in the room for both of my Labors so far. I let them both practice on me by checking my cervix (with my doctor's instruction), the first gave me the iv during my labor and practiced catherizing me when i had my, inwent natural with number two so no IV and no Epi/catheter, but they both helped delivery my babies. I figure they have to learn somehow.



ETA: for my first delivery the student was a woman, for the second it was a man. I prefer my doctor to be female but I don't mind a male student participating.

Aman dua Bremen, Georgia 615 posts
Jan 21st '13

there were 4 students and their teacher there when my son was born, one had to leave when I got my epidural because she nearly passed out.

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
Jan 21st '13

I said no..I delivered at a teaching hospital as well.
Its not that I don't want them to learn or modesty, but more because I easily get anxiety when theres people I don't know around.
I give birth w/o any assistance from pain meds/epidurals so I need to be able to focus on my body alone.
I only like my husband to be in there with me until the baby crowns.

Amber {Dylan's momma} 1 child; Lodi, Ohio 2047 posts
Jan 21st '13

i had a student from the school i go to watch my c-section.

Elysia Skye 1 child; Adelaide, Australia 160 posts
Jan 21st '13

I had a student midwife for my whole pregnancy, birth and pp :-)

Fur_Cue 4 kids; Dundee, United Kingdom 1222 posts
Jan 21st '13

I was asked to allow a male student into the room when I was in labor. I really didn't mind him being there but after he banged into my sore leg about three times after me and my other half telling him to be careful as labor was making it worse, then he fucked up my drip three times.. Safe to say whilst far on in labor my patients was very thin and i told him to leave.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
Jan 21st '13
Quoting Talena_caro:" I was asked to allow a male student into the room when I was in labor. I really didn't mind him being ... [snip!] ... then he fucked up my drip three times.. Safe to say whilst far on in labor my patients was very thin and i told him to leave."


i barely even noticed the people in my room, lol. but if any of them had actually interfered somehow, i would have asked them to leave as well.

Fur_Cue 4 kids; Dundee, United Kingdom 1222 posts
Jan 22nd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommaNoodle:</b>" i barely even noticed the people in my room, lol. but if any of them had actually interfered somehow, i would have asked them to leave as well. "</blockquote>



I'm all from student learning but I have severe sciatica in my hip and the contractions where making it feel like my hip was being dislocated over and over, I never noticed the actual contraction pain til it was time to push it was that bad. He was warned at the start my leg was sore so don't touch it or move my leg at all because it made it 20x worse, then he banged it, leaned in it..used it to balence his tray whilst failing to put a drip in.. If I wasn't scared to move and cause more pain he was have gotten hurt lol



But I know people need to learn, yet after that pregnancy and labor I'm cool not be a test dummy anymore.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
Jan 22nd '13
Quoting Talena_caro:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MommaNoodle:</b>" i barely even noticed the people in my room, ... [snip!] ... gotten hurt lol But I know people need to learn, yet after that pregnancy and labor I'm cool not be a test dummy anymore."


lol, it's okay. i'll just let them all practice on me! haha

Jennifer L Austin Due January 29 (boy); 1 child; Stowe, Vermont 42 posts
Jan 23rd '13

had atleas 3 or more students in the delivery room when I had my daughter in 2010! Not that I wanted that many but once it was happening i didnt care! I also had resident (still a student) be the one to actually do all of the massaging so i didnt tear and she delivered the baby although that wasnt by choice the doctor just kind of let it happen!