For Primary under Supervision the student should be acting in a primary role making all the decisions for the birth and immediate postpartum. Unless it is a birth for Continuity of Care then the newborn care is separate. There is no reason you can't "assist" the student just as she would assist you at a birth. The key is ... who is making the decisions. If she is not or you feel they are not correct then you have a responsibility to step in and correct the situation. Births such as this would be considered a great learning experience but not a primary. Debbie
NARM - North American Registry of Midwives
An international certification agency for the credential "Certified Professional Midwife" (CPM).