This dream began to take shape when I was living in Barcelona and became pregnant with my 3rd child. The services that were offered to me at that time by the government health service, left me feeling lost afraid and angry, so I found a private group of Homeopathic midwives, two to be exact, who cared for me through out that pregnancy and changed my life. Birth can be a life changing experience for any woman, for good or bad, and I was fortunate for it to be for the better. So after moving back to the UK, I decided to train as a midwife and dreamt of working for the same midwives who touched my life so deeply. Five years later, I am American and had to do 2 extra years of study before I could go to a British university, I am qualified and working in Barcelona with my dream midwives.
It was not easy to train as a midwife and many times I wanted to give up and walk away. I spent the past 5 years away from my children most of the time, either studying or working in hospital or in the community and I gave up all hope of a social life. But now that I am here I could not be prouder of myself or more grateful to my my family and friends for supporting me in the way they have.
So with this said, I thought it would be good to keep a record of my experiences as a newly qualified working in a very alternative way in a foreign country to myself. If you decide to read this, I hope you enjoy it and some of it is an inspiration to you. Having 3 kids, I am unsure how often I will update this blog, but I know my experiences will push me to do so often.