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    So I have three beautiful babies who are 6 and under. Being a mother is something that
    i have always wanted an treasure so much. On my way to reaching my birthday
    i started to question life, where I was, where I wanted to go and who I wanted to be. I started a foundation studies as I never finished year 12 and decided on completion I would apply for midwifery 2013. I have been studying for a couple of months now and while I have enjoyed it for the most part I feel it's taking away from me being the mother I want to be. I am more tired and snappy at the babies and its taking up so much of my time. I want to be a midwife so much but not sure its the right time for my family. What would you do...

    Spend a few years head down bum up to be what you want to be or just enjoy being mum to your babies while they are small and look at study options in the future?

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    I also want to be a midwife, what a rewarding career.
    In my opinion though, you should enjoy your babies while they are little. they grow so fast, you wouldnt want to miss a single minute. There will be time later when they are older, and dont want or need you so much.

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    If you have the time and option perhaps you could do both by cutting down the study load. That's what I've done, it means it will take me longer than usual but at least I'm still getting somewhere too. That said I waited to start for a time when I wouldn't miss out on much with ds. Could you start then differ or reapply later if it's still too much?

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    Default Advice needed please :)

    Personally I would enjoy my babies and be a mum, but I'm not career orientated, I studied and worked and now I'm a sham and it's the best more rewarding awesomest thing I've ever done. I do think you could do both it's just prioritizing depending on your study... I heard a mum say (while she was reading something work related and her kids would not leave her alone and wanted her attention) that her work was the distraction not the kids distracting her from work, I've taken that to heart and now when DD cries or wants me while I'm cleaning or doing something I just drop and go to her with a good attitude and a smile :-)

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    I was accepted into the 2012 program and deferred to have a baby. I've just decided not to go back next year but wait until the littlest is in preschool. Have you checked out the program you would be doing?
    I'm lucky enough that hubby is more than happy to keep supporting us. I don't HAVE to go back to work so I have the time to enjoy my babies and study later.


 

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