In an effort to promote knowledge and acceptance of Birth Center care among health care professionals, Labor of Love Birth Center encourages the involvement of students in our program. Our students attend The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery in Gainesville (midwiferyschool.org). Their role in the Birth Center ranges from observation to full participation in all aspects of client care. Students are closely supervised by a Licensed Midwife at all times.
No student may be involved in your care without your express permission. If, at any point, you wish to change your decision regarding student involvement, you may do so by notifying the Licensed Midwife of your wishes.
We never have more than two students precepting with us at any time so put the picture of 10 students around your bed with clipboards out of your head!! You will have plenty of time to get to know the students during clinic appointments before deciding if you wish for them to be involved during your labor and birth.
If you wish to limit student participation in your care or refuse student involvement, you should feel free to do so. We hope, however, that you will consider helping us educate students about the unique care provided in a setting such as ours.