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Time:11:07 am
Hi! I'm a 28 year old mother of a 5 year old boy. We live in Marietta, GA. I am an attachment parent and a stay at home mom until last year. Now that he is growing up, my mind is really starting to turn to a career choice, for me. I'm very interested in the being a midwife or doula and have been for years. I've known people, in the past, who learned these skills in a more hands on, apprenticeship sort of way. So, sorry if I'm asking in the wrong place, but I'd love to get in contact with the local community and see if these options are available. Thanks! I look forward to reading the list in the future.
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paintmelines
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Time:2005-08-30 09:22 pm (UTC)
hey there! i am currently in midwifery school in tennessee. unfortunately, the only type of midwives who can practice legally in GA are nurse-midwives. this does not mean that non-nurse midwives do not practice regardless (and are not just as good, if not better) than nurse-midwives.) you might be able to find some of these individuals through citizens for midwifery (www.cfmidwifery.org).

anyhow, if you're set on staying in georgia and want to really be close with women during the birth experience, i think the doula route would be an excellent option to look into. a) much less training/time needed until certification (seeing as you have a young child at home.) b) in areas where most birth is in hospitals, such as GA, doulas are essential to preserving the sanctity of birth. i took the CAPPA doula training last spring, and it was great. it's a weekend long training that lets you get your feet wet in the field.

also, the aspiring midwives' bible is "paths to becoming a midwife: getting an education." it is published by midwifery today. amazing, amazing book that clarifies a lot of issues about different types of midwives and birth attendants.

good luck with your path!
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yummylibran
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Time:2008-04-02 06:50 am (UTC)
Midwifery is indeed a very emotionally fulfiling job to do and i'm sure you'll enjoy it :)
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