i have been seriously considering going into ob/gyn nursing for the past 2-3 years, but i'm not sure if it is everything i think it will be.
my ultimate goal is to teach childbirth/breastfeeding and early parenting education to underprivileged and teen moms/families.
the thing is, i recently found out that i can be a childbirth educator without becoming an RN. i can obtain a certificate through ICEA and teach classes.
however, i feel i would really like to actually be in the delivery room helping the moms out. in which case i could also be a doula!
so, my question is, knowing what i want to do in the field, what would you do if you had to do it over again? do you enjoy helping the moms deliver and helping them on the maternity ward too? do you love it? why?
one more question - i have a BA in Anthropology, so if i did go to school, i wouldn't need to take all of the general coursework. how long do you think it would take to become an RN in this case?
thanks for your help!