Okay, lately I've been reading very discouraging things about being a midwife. I've always been in love with the idea, but now I'm thinking maybe I have the wrong idea in my head of what it's like to be a midwife. I know being a midwife doesn't solely consist of attending births. I know the majority of the work is spent during check ups and other less exciting things. Im scared of getting into a career that I hate. The reason I'm interested in midwifery is that I'm fascinated with the whole birthing experience. It's something so incredible, and to be able to be a part of that private moment in a couple's or woman's life just makes it so much more amazing. I'd be crushed to learn that midwifery isn't for me, but Its better to figure it out sooner than later. Please could anyone tell me what it's really like to be a midwife? Thank you!