03 February 2013

Studying for NARM

In January I logged 120 study hours.  That's really good... about 4 hr a day.  Considering I have four small children, homeschool, clean (kindof) my home, cook, etc.  My study hours tend to be between 9pm and 3am... YAWN!

In 120 hours, I read and/or skimmed 22 books.  6 of those read cover to cover.  Plus I made 850 study cards.  (see pic below)

I have just 19 days until I sit for the NARM.  I'll fly to the USA on  Feb 14th, the test is on the 21st.  I fly back here on March 2nd, and wait until around the end of March to know the results.

Pray for good retention/synthesis of the materials that I'm studying!

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At 1:27 AM, Blogger Kristen Burgess said...

Hi Erin! I just wanted to thank you for your blog. I read through it over the past several days and your work with midwifery and new families is so inspiring. I found you looking for thoughts on AAMI from people in the program and I just enjoyed your whole blog.

I'm praying for you to pass the NARM exam when you sit for it later this month!

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At 8:55 AM, Blogger Marie said...

Hi Erin,
randomly found your blog! happy! I am a missionary mom in Indonesia just beginning my journey to becoming a midwife. currently a doula. I would love to connect with you as you are where I would like to be within a couple years. Blessings, Marie
Facebook: Marie Hutapea (Marie Barton)

At 3:02 AM, Blogger What's The Score? said...


common ground...?

1)www.actioninternational.org/ministries?item=42 and also
2) http://www.mom2be.btck.co.uk/

What sort of facilities do you have - is it just your bag and consumables, or do you have a birthing centre; if the latter what kit does it have?


At 12:10 AM, Blogger Domestic Goddess said...

Hello Erin!
I just wanted to write you and say that I love reading your blog. I have a question though. I want to be a missionary midwife what would you suggest for someone just starting off. I am a mom with 4 kids ranging from 12-1. I have some exp with birth but nothing formal. I am just not sure how to move in the position you have found yourself in. If you can please write me and let me know anything that would be greatly appreciated. i have some the books that you have, and I wish you the best on the NARM. :)

At 9:28 PM, Blogger jeremy said...

Good luck on your studies.


At 1:32 PM, Blogger jewelseeker said...

Hi Erin, thanks for your blog. I'm a missionary wanting to becomea midwife too. My blog is: http://deardouladiary.blogspot.com.au/

At 10:37 AM, Blogger tinita said...

Wow you work a lot and that is good. Keep it up and God Bless!

link to the family international locations

At 10:42 PM, Blogger Amanda said...

I found your blog by searching for midwives willing to travel. I am due with my fourth child (other 3 were delivered by home birth midwvies in the US) October 1st. My family and I will be moving to Kathmandu, Nepal in July. I was wondering if you know anyone who might be willing to travel to Nepal (expenses paid, of course) to attend my birth. My email address is amandajeannebratton@gmail.com


At 4:21 PM, Blogger B. A. Dish. said...

Erin, maybe you could help me, with your experiences and all! I'm interested in possibly becoming a midwife. I live in Chiang Mai and need help finding who, where, what and how to do so here. Any suggestions on resources? Thank you very much!!
~Becky (bmystified05@yahoo.com)

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At 5:59 AM, Blogger Zoë said...

Hey Erin!

Thank you so much for sharing your blog with us! I have started looking into how to become a missionary midwife as it is something that has been put on my heart recently. Your blog is the one that has stuck out to me as I've been googling!

I just wondered if you could give me some pointers and tips as to how to go about starting this journey and what courses, in your opinion, are right for those who want to do midwifery with a focus on missions, so like you say being able to help deliver babies in places where there is a lack of medical supplies and equipment, etc.

Thank you and many blessings,


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At 4:00 PM, Blogger Yammy Lo said...

Hi Erin,
I am a sudent studying public health in hong kong. I am so eager to study midwifery on the side.
I recently learned that narm has finalized their out of country policy. I won't be able to apply through PEP unless it is with an accredited schoo.
I am devestated, and hope that you can provide me with guidance and information.

How should I go about and start my oversea studies on midwifery, with the aim to sit through the NARM exma.

If you can get back to me at yammy.loys@hotmail.com It will be much appreciated.

I was admitted to a midwifery school in FL, due to my family I had to come back to hk to study. I wish the bring the pratice of natural birth to HK, as well as contribute to the UN goal in decreasing infant mortality.

I wish you luck in your exam, and hope that you know you are a true inspiration to all aspiring midwife!

Thank you.

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