Starting my planning to become a midwife

Since I fell pregnant with M the idea of becoming a midwife has been at the forefront of my mind. I knew that I could not apply for a course right away as I wanted more children and now I have three so it is now time to start planning on how I will achieve my goal and become a midwife.

It may have taken 30+ years for me to work out "what I want to do when I grow up" but the realisation that this is it has hit me, and hit me hard. I have never felt this way about any job before but I don't see this as a job, rather it is a passion. Part of me wishes I had realised this when I first went to uni but I know that to get to this point in life I have had to experience life and part of that experience has been my pregnancies and watching other people go through their own pregnancies. It fascinated me how different everyone's pregnancies and births are, even if they are at the same maternity hospitals.

Since little O is only 4 weeks old and I am a stay at home mum it is still not possible for me to apply for a uni place but I now realise that this is closer to becoming a reality than it ever has been before. Ideally I would like to wait until 2020 to attend university as O will be in nursery and F and M will both be in school and if everything goes according to plan hubby will have graduated from uni as a nurse so we will be in a position to afford me going to uni whilst having options about childcare.

So now I am going to take a few months out from the planning of the rest of my life and look after the kids before applying at the local hospitals in the area to see if they have any voluntary work that I can take part in within the maternity units or hospitals in the area. Every few days I look at jobs in the area that I would love to do - maternity care assistants, healthcare support workers, infant feeding support workers. I do this knowing I couldn't actually apply straight away as I have 3 young children to look after but it gives me the chance to plan and see what is out there and when I can apply I will.

Just today I dropped hubby off at the university that I will apply to for their midwifery place (and the uni I graduated from) and I was so excited to be back - but my has it changed and grown. I could imagine myself walking that campus, studying there, visiting the new library. I am so excited. 

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

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