I want to become a midwife, and currently live in NC. I would be willing to move to another surrounding state however, if need be. I do NOT want to go to nursing school. I am not interested in being a nurse. The only thing that interest me is the childbirth process. I would like to either become just a CM or a DEM. I hope to obtain one of these certifications, and then learn everything I need to know by working under another midwife. What steps do I need to take to get these certifications. Is there certain classes I need to take or do I just study for the exam and take it. How long is the process going to take? I would like to get this started ASAP so I can begin this exciting career. Can I start working under another midwife (If there is anyone out there near Eastern NC willing to let me learn from you please let me know) before I have certifications. Any help/advice you have to offer is greatly appreciated!