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    My Pregnancy Journal: The Struggle to Find a Midwife

    I was prepared for the morning sickness, the cravings, aversions, cramps, even the crazy pregnancy dreams… but what I had no idea of, is how hard our struggle to find a midwife would be. Yes, there have been articles describing New Zealand’s shortage of midwives, ‘The midwife crisis is real” should have been a giveaway, and while I’d seen a story about a Mum-to-be who “called dozens of midwives before she found one who could take her” I just didn’t think it would happen to me. I must have contacted 30 midwives… I too, contacted literally dozens of midwives, either by telephone, text or e-mail, hearing back from only one who had…