I am a recently divorced mother of 4 who had 3 of mine at home with a CPM. I now have to go back to school to have a future for myself and my children (who have a wonderful, supportive father too, so they want for nothing. Don't worry. Hehe)
Anyway, I am working toward getting into nursing school with the aim of completing the nurse-midwife post-grad program at Baylor in Dallas eventually. I know that a lot of nursing philosophies will not line up with my beliefs about birthing, but I believe I could reach a wider range of women and be more effective with the nursing degree under my belt. Statistically, three times more women chose nurse-midwife births in clinics and hospitals in the state of Texas than chose home births with CPMs or lay-midwives. All that is to say, I am pretty well convinced that the path I am taking is the correct one for me.
I would like to make contact with other nurse-midwives with a more hands-off birthing philosophy as well as other women (particularly single moms like me) who are also working toward the same goal. I need as much support as I can get!!!
Best to you all,