Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: the land of the lost
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I too have another degree- not a masters mind you but a degree in interior design. Turns out my passion is not decorating but birth... who knew?...
So what I decided to do was this-
First, i became a lll leader, back in 2000. I liked that so much, learning a lot about breastfeeding, working with pregnant and new moms, and babies...
Then, I worked on getting doula certification. I am currently doing doula work, about one birth a month, and I love it.
Now, I am also enrolled in a nursing program. It's going to take me four years, since I've got little ones at home too and I'm only going part time. I will earn an associate's in nursing, and be an rn. I found a hospital that pays for the whole thing, then you just need to work there (full salary) for two years upon graduation. The plan for now is that I will go for the bachelors while putting in my two years, then after that decide whether I want to keep going on to earn the midwifery degree, or stop there and be a l&d nurse, or find a position somehwere relating to birth such as childbirth education, midwife's assistant, whatever...
I didn't just decide to go this route only for birth though. I wanted a degree that would give me a good pay and secure knowledge of finding work too in case I'd ever be in the position of having to support my family. Interior design never gave me that, so...
Hope this helps you a bit. I should add my hubby is supportive in everything and works from home most days of the week, so that helps a bunch. Good luck!
Sahm mom to three lovely girls, and happily married to a great, sweet guy