My name is Caroline and I'm from Belgium (Europe). Next year I'll go to college in Belgium to become a midwife. Because I just LOVE America and because I have a lot off friends over there, I was wondering if it would be possible to first do my intership (over 3 years) in America and then to move to America to work there as a midwife...
The teacher from college told me that being a midwife in America isn't the same as being a midwife in Belgium... When you're a professional midwife in Belgium, you are allowed to 'do a birth on your own, without a doctor' (I'm sorry if the description is not that good, but I don't know how to translate it better ;) ). She also told me that there's a possibility that if I would do my intership in the USA, I wouldn't even be able to assist by a birth... And she also told me that there a some rules in some states about being a midwife... So can someone tell my in wich states 'being a midwife' is a real, "legal" job?
I hope you guys understand my questions, and I'm looking forward to read the answers!
I just want to know all these things because America is really in my heart, and I would be amazing to be there, forever :)
Thanks thanks thanks!!