Quote from DreamerCNM
That's what makes me rethink this whole career, especially the bad outcomes. At the end of day, would you chose midwifery again despite everything you wrote about?
Yes. I could never do anything else.
Midwifery is a terrible job. Insane hours, less than ideal compensation, and when it goes bad, it goes really, really bad. I think a lot of people imagine midwifery as cute newborns and happy lovely births. That's part of it, for sure. But it's also going 48 hours without sleep, it's trying desperately and failing to save a baby with a cord prolapse, it's seeing parents abandon their newborns, it's caring for the teenager who was raped by her father.
If you love midwifery, there's no other job that compares. But it's not sunshine and roses. Its not a career to enter into lightly. I've never regretted it for a second.