I meet a lot of wannabe midwives, and a lot of midwives.  The wannabe midwife I meet most frequently is the one who is angry with the “birth system” and plans to become a midwife to fight that system.  Usually, the plan is to become a homebirth midwife to provide for births, “the way they should be.”  I like to ask wannabe midwives two questions before I agree that is their path.  Why?  Because usually they do not realize all the ways to bring change to the system. Question #1:  What is it about the “birth system” that bothers you? While your first response mayRead More →