Studying to become a midwife is challenging but rewarding. Not only do you have academic content to learn and assignments to complete, but you also have clinical requirements to meet which include hospital shifts, evening and weekend work, and being on-call for birthing women.
You have to be committed to the program and the women you work with – it is not like studying other academic degrees when you pick and choose what and when you study. This can impact significantly on your life; from needing very flexible childcare to not being able to drink alcohol when you are on call. Your clinical and academic obligations, especially on call, can also impact on your ability to work part time while you are studying.