I'm most of the way through the certification process with DONA so I may be finishing that up even though I'm going to be starting SMS in the fall. I mean, I'm not about to drop the clients I have now, but I'm considering not filing the paperwork with DONA because 1)they're kind of anal about it and 2)it costs money that I don't think would be well spent.
Mama, homeschooler, midwife. DD (13yo), DS (11yo), DD (8yo), DD (3yo), somebody new coming in November 2013.
Long (life) story short - I've been interested in birth since I was a kid. I never pursued it due to upbringing and "sociatal norms" or expectations. However, I kept in touch with information and news off and on. After years of frustration and lack of passion coupled with life happenings as well as trying to overcome mentioned blocks, I'm beginning the path. I've seriously started out within the last year and am working on my doula certification. I had intended to do the CNM route but I currently work in a hospital (not in patient care) and have kept informed of the "state of nursing" from actual nurses and have realized that immersion in the medical model and employment working conditions, it's not something I really wanted to do. All that to say that I'm a hopeful and aspiring LM.
I am looking into becoming a doula. I have a very strong desire to start this new path but not sure if I can working full-time. I guess I"m not sure what I would do if I'm at work and a client calls me because she's going into labor! Well, I know that if it is meant to be it is and in the meantime, I'm reading, reading, reading!
It's going to be a long, slow journey for me, I have the little one to take care of right now and I will possibly have a second one that I want to see through two years of breastfeeding before I commit to a career defined by all-nighters away from home. I'm reading a lot and looking into taking a CBE course to get my feet wet and start really meeting people and doing stuff in the field.
Originally Posted by joiedevivre184
Hi. I'm Shelby. I plan on becomming a midwife when i graduate high school (i'm a senior now). I'll be going to a community college when i graduate for nursing for 2 yrs. I live in NJ now, but i plan on moving to TN. I'll be getting some books to read about Midwifery after christmas, when i have some money.
link to my birth story & pictures
Mom to two perfect kids surrogate to two sweetpotatos born 4.21.11
I love someone with ataxia telangiectasia http://www.atcp.org
i want to start fulltime midwifery studies late 2007
Midwifery student , Mama to my 4 amazing kids.
Originally Posted by homemademomma
hi! i've posted a few times in this thread~~ just wanted to update and say i am now a mother of two AND a licensed midwife (florida and cpm)!!!! woohoo! obviously not practicing right now, but hoping to get a PT job at an established birth center or HB practice eventually.
link to my birth story & pictures
I'm considering taking DONA classes in October but not sure if I'll have the money... I can make it work by slinging dd during the 3-day intensive class. I really want to pursue homebirth midwifery apprenticeship but thought doula'ing could be a good first step.
they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
I can take my pension from my job in 5 years, in the meantime I have gotten the DONA and CAPPA requirements, and have started ordering/reading some material.
Good luck to us all!!!