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Interesting Facts About Midwifery In America

Interesting Facts About Midwifery In America

In our second year of midwifery training, one of our tutors played us a video.

An American woman, running on endorphins and with a pendulous bump is pushing in a birth pool. It looks like early morning, as pale light is getting in through gaps in the curtains. It's a serene and poster perfect sight.

The baby is born and the mother catches him herself, their cord twisting back into the water. 

And then she looks up, worried, as a midwife suddenly begins to suction her baby’s nose and throat with a bulb syringe. There's a collective groan in the room from my student colleagues. (more…)

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5 Ways To Balance Midwifery And A Social Life

5 Ways To Balance Midwifery And A Social Life

A Facebook message recently took me back to what it was like starting training as a midwife.  I remember wearing high heels out in my Uni town on warm September nights, treading through brittle yellow, crimson and orange leaves - and feeling out of place.

I can't tell you the name of the student midwife to be I got the message from. But I can tell you she’s kind, organised, and has all those caring qualities that midwives need.

And yet she’s stressing about starting Uni, mainly because of the social side of things.


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