Puterbaugh makes the argument that midwives should be the ones to determine the future of midwifery education and puts the call out to organize so that we may have our voices heard.
In 1998, as a young girl of 18, I eagerly submitted my application to the Mercy in Action College of Midwifery. This was before the days of Google, when finding a midwifery school was not as simple as a quick keyword search on the internet.
If you did only one thing to help yourself stay healthy during pregnancy, good nutrition would be it!
Your love of women, babies, families and each other needs to be your focus. You are answering a calling, one of service, not one that is self-serving.
According to the international definition, a midwife is one who graduates from a program duly recognized in its jurisdiction. In the developing world, this generally means a two-year government training program.