I read an idea that seemed too good not to share. The blogger decided to learn something new each month, you can read a about her experiment here: http://www.incourage.me/2010/08/12-things.html
I have a bit of a fondness for this type of life-education. In fact, I practice it myself. I have learned everything from cooking styles across the globe to guitar chords by on focusing on one small thing at a time. It can even be relaxing.
So how do you apply this to becoming a midwife? Let yourself study one thing each month. You have the time to study just one thing, right? So get a book from your library or borrow a journal from a friend. Check the list of training opportunities in the Natural Childbirth Directory and choose one to explore. Find a conference to attend, or sign up for a local yoga or nutrition class. Google a topic and find out the different research and opinions about it.
The point is just to pick one thing each month. You may not be at a place in your life where you can pursue the next step to being a midwife, but you are at a place where you can increase your knowledge and skills a little bit at a time.
Have fun with it, and be sure to let me know what you try.