|View Poll Results: What is the best timing for baby #3?|
|Have baby now, wait two years, and then start midwifery school||3||75.00%|
|Have baby right after completing midwifery school||0||0%|
|Have baby a year or two after midwifery school, after getting some experience||1||25.00%|
|Voters: 4. You may not vote on this poll|
So... I'm trying to figure out the best time to have baby #3. I'm planning on attending a three year midwifery program soon. I still have about 20 credits of pre-reqs to complete before I can apply, and if I go straight through, I'll be able to apply for the fall 2013 school year.
But, we want to have another baby soon too! I'm just not sure when the best time will be.... what do you all think? I'll be 26 this month, and I would rather be done having all my children before I am 35. Also, I really prefer to stay home with my kids for the first two years, so I'd have to take at least that much time off before I went back to school or work.
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Birth - Postpartum - Placenta Encapsulation
The life of a midwife and midwife in training seems so challenging that I think it would be quite difficult to handle it with a newborn. I also would think it would be hard to get back into it after waiting a few years, regardless of getting a little bit of experience. It seems to me that the best option would be to wait all together to complete school so that you can really focus on it and getting the experience you need after #3 is old enough to be left with alternative caregivers day or not for extended periods of time and you have had the chance to recover from all the sleep deprivation a little one brings.
Mama to Avalon 1/07 , Austin 1/10 in between and Avery 12/11
Stay-at-home mama married to my best friend of 10+ years. Aspiring midwife loving parenting our beautiful Julian, born 5/24/09. Expecting a second bean in late July 2012!