Hi, welcome to another Midwife Motivation Monday. This week I'm looking at a topic I get asked a lot about. Many midwives and student midwives experience stress as a result of coping with midwifery emergencies. (more…)
And so, the day has come. The one I was dreading. I am having to write a post on midwife motivation while not feeling very motivated myself!
In case you're not one of MidwifeDiaries' small but exclusive group of 70 subscribers (70? MADNESS! Where did you all come from?? Hello, it's very lovely you're here), and you haven't come across Midwife Motivation Mondays before, I'll explain. Monday is the day I post to inspire and motivate midwives (and midwives in the making). I generally take a topic that makes me remember why I'm so excited by midwifery and share it.
But I'm having a hard time with that today.... (more…)
Hello Midwives and Midwives in the making, this is another Midwife Motivation Monday! I post every Monday to help keep us focused on all the privileges and rewarding moments of our profession. To prevent me feeling like a deranged midwifery motivational speaker just saying 'midwifery is awesome....it's just so awesome!' over and over, each Monday I pick an inspirational or motivational topic backed up by hard science. (more…)
Welcome to another Midwife Motivation Monday, the place to get midwifery mojo back. This job can give you some of the best experiences of your life - but it can also be very hard work at times! On MidwifeDiaries.com, Monday is the day I try to write to give myself (and hopefully you!) perspective on how important and valued midwives really are. (more…)
I've been planning this Midwife Motivation Monday post on skin to skin contact for a while.
It was a bit of a 'meh' post (people bang on about skin to skin all the time) but I wanted to write it because skin to skin contact is really important. Supporting skin to skin is also a lovely bit of being a midwife and worth celebrating. (more…)
6 Ways To Cope With Criticism of Midwifery Practice
This post is a Midwife Motivation Monday! Monday is the day I publish posts for inspiration in this crazy, life-affirming and life-expanding job of ours.
Coping with criticism of midwifery practice can be really difficult. Whether you're a new student or an experienced practitioner, we all get criticised, and it can be emotionally draining. So if you feel like you could handle improving your reaction to criticism of midwifery practice, this post is for you. (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…)
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…)