I am currently in the orientation phase of AAMI. I have been looking at AAMI for 13 years now and finally was able to enroll a few months ago. I can say that I am NOT disappointed. So far it is proving to be challenging and thought-provoking. Just doing the orientation has already stretched me in ways that I needed. I find that when I feel stumped, push through the tough spot and finish a project, I feel an extreme sense of accomplishment. It is good! I have been a stay-at-home mom for 23 years and this is the first real "stretch" I have had since high school. I love being a SAHM, but sometimes, it leaves you feeling a little....oh.....dull. So far, the assignments I have done for orientation have made me realize that I can do this! No only is this going to make me a great midwife, I believe it will make me a better and more confidant woman. Those are added perks! I am very thankful for this opportunity.