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#1 of 3 Old 04-11-2013, 11:46 AM - Thread Starter
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I am a birth junky (to say the least) and have been looking into becoming a midwife, birth advocate/educator, and doula. I have found tons of information on all of the above, but I still feel confused and don't know what the first step to take in anything. I guess I need a book for dummies on what to do to pursue these careers. I have found a few different schools to go through : Traditional is promising, since they have all of the programs that I am looking for, but it seems pricey for my cheap mind and without the option of Pell Grants, it may be a few years before I could begin;

ViaVita seems very affordable and they offer payment plans; is also affordable, but I'm a bit confused about how the online classes for that program works;

I am also looking into Midwifery School of Living Tree.


I am in Texas and have not had too much luck looking on the state midwifery website, because they just want you to go throught their program. What I am getting at is, can any of you point me in the right direction. Sell me on the school that you went to or route you took. I am looking for an online, work at your own pace school. If you know of a book for dummies for me to get or a dummied down version on what to do in ordered to get certified, I'd appreciate those as well. LOL.


Thanks, Elisha

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Are you planning to stay in Texas? That might inform your choice of program.

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Yes. Because of shared custody of my oldest.
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