I am new to this site. I live in Southern California and I am looking into becoming a CPM or CNM.   How did you make the choice? I would first have to become a RN in order to be CNM and then go through the CNM program which seems like a lot.   For CPM, I was looking at National Midwifery Institute and National College of Midwifery. Any preferences?   Also, How old were your kids when you started the program? I was thinking of waiting until my second is 1...