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Three Student Midwife Finance Options

Three Student Midwife Finance Options

We don't talk about this on Midwife Diaries much, but it's vital you know what to expect financially before you're a student midwife. As someone who didn't come from a background where my parents could support me financially, I wish I'd read a post on this when I was applying. Especially with the changes coming up.

With this info, you'll end up feeling positive, feel able to budget, ask the right questions and take action to make sure your finances are in order.

In this Midwife Diaries post we'll cover:

  • What the government are saying about the changes
  • Whether they'll go ahead and when
  • What you're entitled to
  • A freebie to help you get more info specific to you

(more…)

May 3, 2016 2

6 Quick Sepsis Facts

6 Quick Sepsis Facts

Have you ever been told a really scary story by someone you care about?

And they thought it was quite funny and you just had images of them careering over the edge of a cliff?

I had this experience not so long ago.

My young, lovely family member told me with a smile how she'd ignored the symptoms of a urine infection until it turned into lower back pain.

Not one to make a fuss, she had vomiting, shaking, a temperature and muscle aches - and thought she'd just 'sleep it off'. (more…)

April 26, 2016 0

The Midwifery Student Cuts Rally: What I Realised

The Midwifery Student Cuts Rally: What I Realised

It was a freezing, gritty, grey day in London and we all gathered outside Waterstones on Gower Street, a big blue #bursaryorbust banner fluttering in the wind.

(You can see it was cold from my expression, that was me trying to stop my teeth chattering).

A helicopter was above us, police were around us, and in the crowd, there were many charged political banners of different types. We were there for one thing (more…)

April 19, 2016 8

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