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    You don't have to work just because you've completed a degree. You may find yourself in dire need for a job one day and be grateful you finished your degree

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    and also - midwife's work more than just hospitals. You may get a job with a post natal care group, an obstetrician, as a child health nurse ... not just working in a hospital on shift work.

    its worth finishing

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    I felt the same during my bachelor of nursing, I'm glad my family and friends encouraged me to finish, if nothing else it looks good on your cv even if you end up in totally unrelated work

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    Definitely finish. It is such a varied career in what you can do. Something like an antenatal clinic setting might be suited to you if you're not keen on weekends/shift work, as they generally run M-F business hours. The on call stuff is a really hard thing to expect the students to do, and thankfully it's unlikely you will have to continue unless you choose to work as a caseload midwife etc. As a PP has suggested you could do further education and training to expand your options. Do the LC course to become an IBCLC, the diploma or whatever it is in child health to become a child health midwife.

    Living rural, what is there a need for where you live? What made you start midwifery in the first place? It is an amazing career and TBH I actually like the shift work and weekends. You don't have to work every weekend (I tend to work every second weekend) or just one day a weekend, every weekend. I don't have kids yet though so obviously my circumstances are different. I know a lot of people I work with actually find it gives them MORE time with their kids as they're often on days off during the week to do school drop offs/pick ups, volunteer in their kids classes. Generally the rostering system is quite flexible. Anywhere I've worked you've been able to request your roster to a point and generally seem to get most of what you ask for. The fact

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    Finish it, but put the career on hold for now if you're having the doubts, keep it up your sleeve, this time with your children is time you will never get back. But you also don't want all the hard work so far to go to waste.


 

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