The journey of being a birth worker starts at any point of your discovery that you want to be involved. For some, it is after they are pregnant, for some from a young age, and for some of us it happens when we are older and have finally realized we want to become a student of the art of midwifery. I am excited for you, that this is part of your journey.
If you are interested in a full time apprenticeship, please send me an email. At this time, I am purposely NOT a busy midwife and so learning opportunities are limited with me as a preceptor. However, I am happy to help you if you have questions. I primarily am working with students of color and spanish speaking students.
I encourage you also to explore midwifery schools, apprenticeships with midwives in your area (you can usually find them via a link for the state association or the regulatory department website), and looking into certification as a Doula or a Childbirth Educator - both of which are GREAT entryways into midwifery. As well, Facebook has MANY student midwife pages which offer a wealth of information. I encourage you to join one in your area as well as the Midwives Alliance Student Page
Thank you and the best of luck,
Check out NARM for information on how to become a midwife via different pathways such as apprenticeship and self study.
Explore MEAC for Accredited education for midwives wanting to work in homebirth or birth center birth but who desire a more structured education route.
Explore ACNM if you have (or want) a degree in nursing, followed by a graduate level degree to work in hospitals or other settings.