Does anyone know how I could go about talking to a practicing midwife, or preferably several, about their roles, schedules, etc.? Is it OK to just call clinics and birth centers and ask to speak to someone? I got up the nerve to call one and felt so awkward explaining to the receptionist that no, I am not a patient, and no, I don't know who in particular I want to talk to, and then leaving a message with a nurse. I do wish there were more midwives on this forum! Does anyone else know where to look?