I was startled to realise this week that many aspiring midwives are concerned about their finances above all else.
I shouldn't be surprised. Money causes huge anxiety for many of us and especially if you have children or you're about to take on a loan, of course this factors into what you think about your career, however much you want to be a midwife.
(I grew up in a family without much money. I’ve also been a student, and have lived on chickpeas and rice while building up my business so, believe me, I know how terrifying not being able to make ends meet is.)
It's just seeing all the comments brought it home to me.