Hey ladies I know i"m not around much but i'm excited and had to share. I live in Louisiana which has one of the highest c/s rates in the country. There are very few midwives in the entire state and even less homebirths between not having enough hbmw and the restrictions on them. Well the city i live next to is putting in a midwifery course at the local community college with one of the local MW's. It will be all the trained needed to be nationally certified at the end of it. I've thought about doing it for a few years now but now that i'm done having kids and Trsytan's getting older (14 months already) I'm thinking more and more about doing this. I'll have to take a semester or two first of prereq's but the course starts every january and takes 5 semesters (roughly) and then however long for the required births. They've been working for a while to get the laws up-to-date as well and it looks like a real possibility to happen soon.