When you serve our clients, you are the face of our company. As such, when you are serving our clients, we require that our assistants, employees, students and apprentices dress modestly, refrain from swearing, do not drink alcohol, smoke, or use street drugs. 

You will be expected to provide your own food and transportation. It can be difficult being on call 24-7, being up at all hours of the night, being gone from home for days at a time. You need to be ready to leave for a birth at any time of the day in just a few minutes. Any time off will need prior approval with appropriate back up arranged.

Keep in mind that all client information and midwife related issues are confidential.  Sharing personal information without prior permission is considered a breach of confidentiality and will be just cause for release from the apprenticeship. After your application is reviewed, you may be asked to come for a personal interview. If you are approved for an apprenticeship, we will give you a copy of additional guidelines and an apprenticeship agreement.

If you are accepted into an apprenticeship with us, you will be required to pay a $500 fee to cover the cost of your background check, annual HIPAA/OSHA trainings, and other administrative costs associated with your apprenticeship with us. Of this $500, we require $50 to be paid prior to proceeding with the background check. The balance is due before beginning your apprenticeship. 

Once your background check is complete, you will be required to undergo a physical exam, drug test, and TB testing. The physical exam and testing will be obtained at your own cost. You also will need to provide proof of immunizations (MMR, TDap, Hepatitis B, and annual flu shot) or signed declination. 

Thank you for your sincere reflection and response to these questions. We hope it will help you in your journey to becoming a midwife. Don’t hesitate to call or email if you have any questions.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Date of Birth

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* 4. How does your partner feel about your apprenticing and becoming a midwife?

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* 6. Please describe the plans you have for childcare while you are at births and attending clinic visits.

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* 10. We require students to be enrolled in a midwifery program. Which program do you plan to be enrolled in during your apprenticeship with us?

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* 11. What areas of study have you completed and what areas will you be studying in the next 12 months?

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* 12. Have you attended a series of natural childbirth education classes (i.e., Bradley, Hypnobirthing, etc.)?

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* 13. We require all students to have current CPR (BLS) and NRP. Do you have these, or will you need to obtain them before you start your apprenticeship?

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* 14. What midwifery supplies and equipment do you have?

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* 15. What midwifery text books do you have?

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* 16. How did you find Premier Birth Center?

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* 17. Why do you want to be a midwife?

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* 18. What are your midwifery goals: (midwifery licensure/certifications, type of practice settings, populations of women you’d like to serve, nursing degree, etc.)

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* 19. Describe what you think constitutes a good midwife.

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* 20. What is your basic philosophy about midwifery, pregnancy and birth?

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* 21. What is your basic philosophy about parenting and baby care?

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* 22. Describe what you hope to attain through apprenticeship with us.

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* 23. What do you envision your role as an apprentice to be?

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* 24. What is the biggest concern or question you have about being an apprentice?

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* 25. What do you think your biggest strength is in being an apprentice?

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* 26. Describe your personality (Introvert/Extrovert, Talkative/Quiet, how do you deal with confrontation, etc.).

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* 27. How do you handle emotional issues and stress in your life?

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* 28. Describe any particular ethnic, cultural or religious preferences that we should be aware of.

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* 29. Have you ever been in an apprenticeship position before? If yes, please describe that apprenticeship and reason for terminating it.

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* 30. Please provide two professional recommendations and two personal references.  You may email copies of any letters of recommendation to kim@premierbirth.com. We do check references. For the safety of our clients, we do complete a background investigation of all of our students and employees. Your application gives us consent to complete the background investigation process.

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* 31. Please write a brief review of your personal experiences with each pregnancy, birth, postpartum and first year of baby care. Please include your children’s names, ages, who your care provider was, where you had your baby, if you used anesthesia for labor, had any complications, your experience with breastfeeding, newborn care, and postpartum. Especially include any particular experience that contributed to your interest in becoming a midwife.

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