People ask a lot about what to buy before becoming a student midwife. These are the bare necessities. What you strictly need to buy is probably much less than you're thinking.
You don’t need expensive textbooks, sonicaids, or pinards. The hospital and university where you’ll be a student midwife will have these. You should also try out library books or books online and work out how you learn best before buying.
You should decide between the two well known midwifery textbooks Myles and Mayes - these are massive and cover all the basic topics of midwifery. There's not much to choose between these textbooks, you can't go far wrong, but I will be doing another video on books and looking at the differences at some point soon.
I really like the Anatomy and Physiology Colouring Books to help you learn midwifery, they're loads of fun too.
You will need to buy a notebook, black shoes, a fob watch (silicone is best, for infection control reasons), red and black biros, one good midwifery textbook to start out, and a good midwifery study space with stationary, including coloured pens or pencils.
When you’re on community you might need your own clothes, but wait until you know for sure. A very warm, smart looking coat is a good idea, as is a backpack you can carry heavy stuff in. A good lunchbox, so you can get to easily accessible snacks is a must before starting as a student midwife.
Follow the tips in the video and you'll be all set for midwifery for not much moolah.
Is there anything else you think should make the bare essential list? What did you buy before becoming a student midwife?
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