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How long did it take you to become a midwive?

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Lecia’s Answer

Hi Marian, Nurse midwifes require a BSN in nursing (4 yr degree) with experience to enter the midwifery program which can be 2-3 years addiitional education and clinical experiences to obtain midwifery certification. I would recommend start with a nursing degree /entry level RN and get experiences in OB labor and delivery or women's health. shadow a GYN provider (midwife, ob or FNP, PA ) that provides this type of care and learn from them. Then if you are sure this is the career for you, apply to several nurse midwifery schools. Best wishes and good luck. There is a need for this care in many areas of the world and I feel it will be rewarding for the right person. I am a FNP but have worked around and taught with some excellent certified nurse midwives.
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Estelle’s Answer

I'm not a midwife, but I am an Ob/Gyn!

According to a quick google search: "It can take at least eight years to become a certified midwife: four years for a bachelor's degree, one year of nursing experience, and three years in a nurse-midwifery program"

Best of luck in your career!
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