I am glad to see these forums are back, I haven't checked in a while as each time I did it said I would receive an email when they were back, but I didn't receive that email.
In any case, my name is Brandy, I am in northern Alberta (Canada), married and mommy to 5. I have a 9 year old (girl) & 7 year old (boy), both born in hospital. With my son I had a birth doula and caught the bug. I then had a home waterbirth with my 3rd (girl - 6) and then took birth doula training. I then took childbirth educator training and had a 4th, at home unassisted (lack of midwives) - he is 3. Then after him I started looking seriously at midwifery education and started a few courses thru MCU by distance. Then we had our 'bonus' baby, he is 9 months, also unassisted waterbirth. And now I am taking distance education thru Athabasca U and waiting on the Alberta program, hoping to get into it.
I am happy to be here!