|Originally posted by cmd
I just wanted to say - what midwife would WANT to go to medical school?
Yeah, why go to medical school? I make SO MUCH MONEY as a homebirth midwife!
And, my $2000/year license is great, too!
Oh, and let's not forget the fact that I'm as popular with mainstream America as Ralph Nader!
I appreciate the fact that any adverse outcome at home is well publicized and family and midwife are shamed, while mothers and babies die in the hospital all the time and nothing is said.
And no off-call time? My family loves that!
The 36 hour births that I'm there the whole time, rather than consulting by phone and waltzing in at the last minute? YEAH!
I just wanted to catch babies right away, that's why I never went to medical school. Nope, I didn't care about anything in regards to safety, hell, I'm one crazy wild lady that lives on the edge! I just wanted the fastest, easiest way to do it! That's me, selfish midwife! Oh, and many of the midwives out there are the same way! We're all reckless and dangerous!
So, that may not sound like I love my work, but I do. Honestly.
I just envy one of my best girlfriends that is an MD and her office hours, her on call and off call time, a regular paycheck, paid vacation time, etc.
But, that's about as far as my envy goes.