Pathway to Midwifery
By Jdoula on May 13, 2012
For a while now I knew what I've wanted to do for the rest of my life. A lot of people have told me that I don't know for sure until I've dealth with labor and birth myself, until I've witnessed it. I say, I don't have to witness something in order to know I want to be apart of it and to help women. So I got into midwifery.
At first I was content on only becoming a doula and childbirth educator. I kept saying "no way could I deal with the medical aspects!" Fastforward a year later and here I am trying to get into one of the best Midwifery schools in the country.
It may be a while until I start my midwifery schooling, but getting my General Education requirements done is still helping me learn about myself and the career I want to get into. It's nerv wracking, but I'm sure I can do it.
Yesterday I found out about a program though. I have been wondering what I am going to do for my clinical hours in order to take the NARM PEP. Living in Portland is great because of all thepeople that prefer to do things the natural way, but not so much because there are so many prospect midives wanting the same preceptors for their clinical hours. That's where Midwife International comes in http://midwifeinternational.org/
I thought it was perfect for me. I've always wanted to study abroad but kind of chucked that out the window once I decided to go the non-University route for education. And this is even better! I won't just be there to explore a new country. I will be there to help out a community that desperatly needs help with their maternal care. I will be practicing along side with the local midwives. I will learn their language. I will help with their garden. I will be apart of their community for a year, not just observing it.
The only issue is that it's expensive. I don't know how I'm going to get the money..but I will find a way!
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