It's so hard to do this work without support of a partner. It's really vital.
Are you considering nurse-midwifery in a hospital? Did you have a CNM with your baby? What were his thoughts on the birth?
Another thing to consider is that CNMs are less in less in demand for hospital birthwork than, say 15 years ago. It's political, for sure, but you may not always be attending births as a CNM.
I agree that you need a supportive spouse. School alone requires my husband to help A LOT!
Good luck with your pursuit! Maybe your hubby just needs more information? I am working on my CNM right now and hope/plan to work shifts at my hospital when I am done--just until my daughter is older.