Distance education means you have to stay motivated and self-policing. Nobody is on top of you as they are in a classroom (although my teachers are good at reminding me/encouraging me, etc).
I hope to not do all my education by distance because then I would have to do the bridging program (which I would rather not, it is just easier, I think, to do a Cdn program).
However, I live in a city without midwives so I will need to travel to get all my work in with a preceptor. I am told that it is much easier to do this while in a Cdn program vs. a foreign program.
In either case, in a few years, when I am ready, I will travel to work with a midwife (or midwives) for a chunk of time, I will likely do this more than once. I am not entirely sure what I will do with my children when I do this but I figure it will all work itself out.