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The ‘What Kind Of Midwife Are You?’ Quiz

The ‘What Kind Of Midwife Are You?’ Quiz

You might remember a quiz that went round Facebook and other social media last year. It was called the 'What Kind Of Midwife Are You?' quiz.

I wrote it in a few spare moments, as some light entertainment for myself as much as anything else.

Next thing I knew it had been done tens of thousands of times, by people as different as Mums in India, to Firemen in Essex. Crazy.

Everyone, including my father in law, wanted to know what kind of midwife they were!

I thought it was time for a revamp. As happens with writing, lots of my ideas about midwifery care have got into it. It's supposed to be more a celebration of the different kinds of colleagues I've got than anything else, so don't go psychoanalysing it too much. But hopefully a glimpse into UK midwifery care too. (more…)

October 25, 2015 4

Things You Need To Know Before Applying For Midwifery

It's grey, the cat's beside me on the sofa, the rain is soft outside...and I'm about to publish this video on the things you need to know before applying for midwifery. I wanted to make a shortcut to the essential information, as many applicants at this time of year are fact chasing. I hope it helps - applying is exciting but stressful, and I love breaking things down and making it simple for you.

First you need to make sure you know what you're getting yourself into!


October 19, 2015 0

Coping With Nervousness In Midwifery [Video]: Part 3

Last time in this video series, we covered the 'O' of the acronym for coping with midwifery nervousness: 'DOPE'. (You can find the first and second videos here, and here).

Today we're covering 'P', which stands for 'Power Posing'.

It sounds like a cheesy life coaching technique. But to quote an experienced, beautiful and successful consultant midwife after she'd used this it: 'I've been practising the 'power pose' all this week during stressful times (I'm not kidding!!)'.

(I love this, because it means even if someone appears 'totally together', you can guarantee they have the same struggle with inadequacy that we all experience.)

It takes 1-2 minutes, and changes the way you feel and appear, increasing your calm and confidence.


October 15, 2015 0

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