Hello midwives in the making, this is the second Midwife Diaries' Interview School post!Interview school is designed to help you become an exceptional candidate when applying to become a student midwife.
Strong candidates that would make excellent midwives and can walk the walk can't necessarily talk the talk. Midwife Diaries’ Interview Schoolcan help – and it’s free! (more…)
Erg, nightshift is hard. I tend to cope ok on shift - just about - but for two days after I'm fatigued. All I seem to be able to do is sit and watch youtube videos.
Well, not quite, I've done a bit of housework today but when I got up this morning I realised we'd lost the sink, the carpet and the spare room to general clutter so I didn't really have a choice. It feels much nicer to be sleepy in a tidy room. (more…)
It's a hot topic that is coming up in Midwifery Interviews at the moment; the Francis report and recommendations. I was having a chat with someone on a forum who is interviewing today (14th April 2014), and she was worried about how to address the topic. (more…)
I'm sat here in my pyjamas, looking out at the slightly cold and grey environment waiting for me. New Zealand in general, and the land I live on in particular is very beautiful, but at this time of year the weather's becoming colder. Little rivers of light are starting to come through the clouds and it'll be a lovely sunrise (I've been on morning shifts so now I am not capable of sleeping in) - but - I really don't want to go for a run. I'm busy, my site's expanding fast, I'm working nearly full time as a midwife and I'm doing a ton of other life stuff right now. I feel like exercise is almost a waste of time. I bet you've felt the same.
It's the second week of Midwife Motivation Mondays! I hope you all had a fantastic week and are feeling brilliant about being midwives or midwives in the making.
Or if you are having one of those exhausting weeks where you have given your all and more, Midwife Motivation Mondays is the place to be to remember exactly why you loved midwifery in the first place. You'll also get some cool facts to share with your midwifery mates or clients. (more…)