‘If I had to give any advice to anyone who felt isolated and different, I’d tell them this: yes, you’re different. That’s good. Difference is magic, difference is wonderful. Trying to be the same as everybody else is a strategy that kind of works in school but when you get out into the world it is your differences that makes you glorious. It is your differences that actually set you apart...’
When myself and the members of the Bradford Midwifery Society met to chat about the up and coming conference (over chips and tea, of course) one of the concerns we had was about midwives thinking we are against constructive feedback.
Not nearly enough sleep busy. You should know plans for the 'Bullying in Midwifery Conference' are evolving fast and there are some big changes afoot.
I feel like I'm in the Wallace and Gromit scene where they build the tracks just in time for the train to roll over them.
You can see a little more about the conference here, but as you can tell we're in the middle of updating - essentially, the conference in Cambridge is no longer going ahead but Midwife Diaries is now working with the University of Bradford, hosting an outstanding list of experts on bullying in midwifery on 11th November 2017. I'm honoured that this is the case. We're hoping to make a huge impact.
But on to today's post!
If you've ever cared for a woman with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, you know how difficult it can be. They can often offer no feedback or rapport because they're so poorly. (more…)