I realized just now that I sort of dove right into the forums without introducing myself!
My name is Angela and I live in Hawaii (for the time being). I'm 21 years old and have a daughter who will be three in July, who I very recently weaned. I'm not sure what all I should say about myself, I'm terrible at introductions! I have a midwife in my family, my aunt. She's a CNM, practicing in Texas. I sort of grew up aware of midwifery and homebirth- my sister was born at home and many of my cousins and their children were as well- but unfortunately didn't learn enough about it in time to deliver my daughter at home.
I'm sort of entertaining the idea of being a midwife and/or a childbirth educator, I have for a couple of years now and my aunt has said that I should do it. But I'm taking it slow, I have plenty of time. Right now I'm interested in reading personal stories, maybe a book or two more on the subject, and a few other things have to fall into place in my life before I can make a permanent decision. I'm very passionate about women, childbirth, breastfeeding, etc.
Anything else you want to know, just ask! I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.