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post #21 of 28
it's never too late! i'm almost 40 and i'm starting a midwifery education program this fall
i think you should go for it!
post #22 of 28
My midwife was a nurse-practitioner for many years but didn't study to become a midwife until she was in her 40s. So no, it's not too late for you!
post #23 of 28
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This and my other thread about previous careers are so encouraging! I'm at the Midwifery Today conference right now!
post #24 of 28
Another "go for it!" from me.

I'm 25 now and am currently training as a doula. My plan as it stands now is to spend five years as a doula and then transition into becoming a midwife.
post #25 of 28
I didn't get into my formal midwifery studies til I was 48, and married to a supportive man! Studied informally for years,doulaing and CBE, but didn't do the conferences/Farm training, apprenticeship til the two oldest were grown and the baby was a teenager. Got a BS in Computer Information Systems at 48, and then started my apprenticeship. Am now 54, finished with my CPM candidacy...hope to continue with Midwifery til I die! (I hope that will be in my 90's!
post #26 of 28
I'm 52 and currently apprenticing.

If it's too late, I didn't get the memo... and y'know, it wouldn't stop me even if I had.

I don't plan to retire ever.
post #27 of 28
Not too late at all. And you don't have to go to a school to become a midwife. You can do a traditional apprenticeship and get an amazing education and not have to owe anyone anything.
post #28 of 28
My advice is to follow your dreams and your passion! GO FOR IT if that's what you want. You'll find a way if it's meant to be.

As for the Midwifery Today conference, I can't believe we missed each other! I was there from Wednesday until Friday. I was so sad to leave. All of the women there were so inspiring! I loved Carol Gautschi. Her spirit is so loving and welcoming. Lisa Goldstein was incredibly cute; this little 64-year-old woman bopping around. Gail Hart is also a lovely woman. And Ina May was there! Talk about inspiring!

I hope you enjoyed the conference as much as I did. I want to wish you hope and encouragement on your career path. You'll find your way.
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