Hey there! I am a single mama and am just starting my apprenticship. I was studying midwifery when i got pregnant with ds and now that he is 4 I am feeling ready to dive in.
How I am planning on doing it.....
I get no child support right now so I really can only depend on myself for financial stuff.
working as a nanny to support myself financially, the family I work with is going to try and be flexible with me being on call. Also, the birth center I will be at has opportunites to make extra money doing postpartum work.
For childcare I have a pretty big support system. My mom lives somewhat close, and I have a very helpful best friend who is going to help me out too along with a list of other friends to call when in a pinch.
It can be done, but I totally understand your worry. Let me know if you ever want any more advice or support!