- Around Christmas vacation time, I will send out via email, the confidentiality agreements to sign.
- When they are returned, I will email 3 consecutive book chapters to each volunteer reader along with the evaluation tool.
- Readers will have 2-3 weeks to return the evaluations with feedback.
Also in the works:
Yesterday I met with the midwives of Sage Femme- a local birth center. I have been talking with them about possibly doing some births there (as an L&D nurse). Ever since I visited there I can't stop thinking that I'd like to be involved with it in some way. I've been on a birth fast for a year now (since Josiah's birth) and I think I may be ready to go back and do a few births- maybe. I will be on call for this month and the next, try a few births, and see how it goes. I promised myself I would not sit bedside at birth again if it meant hurting women. Of course I expect this to be different, but I'm still nervous. I would love to update and sharpen my L&D skills and it would be the first place I've ever worked where the emphasis is on client care and not monitor-sitting. I need to see with my own eyes what birthcenter birth is like, however my time is so limited. I'll try a couple of births, see what its like, then decide whether or not to take it on as a parttime job. If I don't find that I care to do L&D work, I might switch to marketing and promotions. Either way, I think it will be a grand opportunity.