I am currently living in Pakistan with my husband and come from a public health and policy background. I have been lucky to get to work on a wide range of Public Health topics, but have been really wanting to work closely with sexual and reproductive health. However, I am struggling a bit on figuring out how to get in this space in Pakistan (I plan to be here for about 2-3 years before I move with my husband to Australia).
I am thinking that since I plan to move to Australia in the next few years, perhaps I want to enter the sexual and reproductive health world in a more meaningful way - through midwifery. I am trying to arrange just observing a delivery here in Pakistan through local midwives and am taking an introductory course online through the University of Newcastle to get my feet wet.
Honestly, I do not know many midwives, and feel a little in a silo with some of my ideas. I am seeking to speak to someone who has successfully practiced midwifery as a proxy to better sexual and reproductive health. I do not want to become a midwife simply to just give up my public health background, but would rather like to be able to use it.
I know everyone's time is valuable, but I am seeking a mentor - someone who I can bounce these ideas off of and know more. I feel a little bit on the outside looking in, which can be a little difficult.