Student Challenges and Feedback Form

The Future Midwives Coalition and the Student Section of MANA are working together to create a Midwifery Student Bill of Rights . As a foundational part of this process we are seeking aspiring midwives, working apprentices, student midwives, and practicing midwives who have encountered specific challenges regarding their experiences as students. These may be regarding barriers to formal midwifery programs or apprenticeship style training, relationships with their preceptors, with their school, or with any other part of the process of studying to be a midwife The Student Bill of Rights is intended to represent all midwives across all known lines, including: nurse midwifery, DEM, CPM, licensed/unlicensed, traditional et. al..

We specifically encourage people from marginalized communities to share their experiences so that we can create documents that serve all future midwives, in a truly inclusive way.

Please fill out the form below with as much detail as possible.

The intention of this work is to bring visibility and voice to the challenges of all students (past, present, and future) in a setting that is safe, anonymous, confidential, and solutions oriented. We see this as an opportunity to improve conditions under which people become midwives, thereby strengthening the midwifery community, leading to the potential for greater unity among future midwives.

Consider joining this organization because in solidarity we have strength.

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    Education that reflects your values and offers what you need to practice where you live
    Apprenticeship that is culturally appropriate to you and the community you live in
    Scholarships and low interest loans to fund your education process
    Mentorship that reflects your cultural background and supports your process
    A preceptor who facilitates you completing the required experiences for your education
    Support to complete the experiences and skills necessary to get certification without leaving your community, if that is your desire
    Volume of experience to complete your process in a timely manner
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    In service,

    Jeramie Peacock Editor, SQUAT Birth Journal Coordinator, Future Midwives Coalition Janelle Lucido-Conate MANA Student Section Chair
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