This week I was talking to a friend who has a manual job in a warehouse. He's in his sixties, would describe himself as 'working class' and he said to me 'I couldn't believe how much I loved my son when he was born. I was so protective. Such a fierce, fiery love. But we're British, can't have any emotions, that's enough of that!'
I think it’s the humble nature of this post that so impresses me. Gillian Smith qualified in 1978 (so she has nearly 40 years of midwifery related experience) and yet she writes like she still has a lot to learn. (more…)
I’ve heard that many aspiring and student midwives are concerned about the bullying culture. I didn't know anything about such culture before I started training but if I'd have read about it, I think it would have worried me too.