I am greatly interested in pursuing my master's degree in nurse midwifery. However, I receive many more negative responses than positive when I share this.
Many negative responses include, "Why? Don't you trust doctors?" or "That is putting mothers and babies in danger!"
Many positive responses include "We need more affordable options for mothers" and "I would sure like to use a midwife, if I knew it was safe."
My question to you is this: What are some well-founded pros and cons of nurse midwifery, specifically, in rural communities?