- You can and will get up, even when you are deliriously exhausted.
- You can and will perform what you need to.
- You can do things you never imagined you would do.
- You will ask thousands of questions.
- You will receive constructive feedback. Then you will absorb it, work on it, and let yourself sleep at night.
- You will get many do-overs.
- You can and will forget an important piece of clothing, or show up in the night wearing mismatched socks.
- You may get a bit teary around the midterm, but that’s usually the worst day. It gets better from there.
- You will meet amazing families who inspire you.
- You will meet some odd families who puzzle you.
- You will have crazy but stimulating weeks of intensity.
- You will be covered in all sorts of fluids. Wear scrubs!
- You will feel inadequate, foolish, silly, and lonely.
- You will feel extraordinary, inspired, courageous, and happy.
- You will be unbelievably proud; of yourself, and of the mothers who you support.
- The impossible is possible.
Midwifery is hard, but, you will.