I'm really having trouble deciding where to go to school. First, I was thinking of going to Birthingway because of the degree, but it's really expensive, Portland is expensive, and I've heard that it takes forever to get enough births because of the amount of midwives in the area. Then I was thinking of Birthwise, but it's in the middle of nowhere and would require up to 2 1/2 hours one-way of travel to get to a birth, plus it's expensive (tourist area) and I'm worried about DH finding a decent job. Now I'm considering Maternidad La Luz's one year program. I know it's going to be incredibly intense, with three 24-hour shifts a week, but it's only a year, I won't have to travel a lot, and it meets the NARM requirements. Also, it's MUCH cheaper than the other programs. Drawbacks include living in TX (I did it for 2 1/2 years, I can handle one more), the amount of time spent away from family, and having to learn Spanish before I go (not a biggie, since I'm going back to school next month anyway and need a foreign language).
Has anyone had any experience with this school, or talked to anyone who's gone there?
Mandy, )O( Proud mommy of Taylor (1/6/05) and Abigail (4/21/11) Loving wife of my gamer boy Michael. Blog link in my profile!