This third and final free bit of training for aspiring midwives is on infant loss.
In this video I talk about some of the things you should not say or do, some of the things that parents find helpful, and a specific technique to help you to care for yourself over this time.
It's a privilege and reward to give this care.
If you've had any concerns about supporting women through infant loss, this video is for you. This is something you need to consider deeply before committing to midwifery in order to understand the gravity of the role.
It's also discount day for Becoming A Student Midwife: The Survival Guide For Passionate Applicants. The video will tell you all about the discount, click here to order a copy.
These training videos are to celebrate the second edition coming out. If you haven't already seen them I strongly suggest you watch the first two well-received videos:
- How To Cope With Midwifery Interview Brain Melt
- How To Show You Understand The Role Of The Midwife In Your Personal Statement
If you're interested in the coping mechanism side of things in this video, do check out Brené Brown, she's incredible.
The discount will be for 48 hours. Though I don't expect to sell out instantly, we do have a finite amount of copies in this run and it may take a little while to get reprints, just something to bear in mind if you definitely want one soon.
The book covers:
- How to be yourself throughout the process, honestly showcasing what you have to bring to midwifery
- How to write your personal statement without any melt downs
- How to prepare for your interviews, with sample questions and answers; not to copy but because knowing the scope of answers and thinking through your own responses is the best preparation
- Details on becoming a UK independent midwife (by Virginia Howes) and tips for your first year of studenthood
The blood, sweat and tears (and a lot of pleasure too) I've put into this book means I'm proud of it and I have such high aspirations for you if you want to become a midwife.
Mavis Kirkam once wrote 'power by its very nature is taken, not given' and if you want to be a midwife, you'll need to step into your power and develop the skills and confidence you need. This is the basis of this book.
This doesn't mean you're going to feel 100% invincible every step of the way but it does mean taking your education in hand. You'll need to know how to demonstrate your own skills, qualities and insights in your personal statement and interview. I believe you'll need to focus on understanding midwifery philosophy, reducing your anxiety and increasing your self-trust. I've aimed to write everything I know about this in a straightforward way, as a professional friend.
This blog and writing the book has been a labour of love for me since 2013 and my reputation is what my business is built on.
I know sometimes people don't get dreams like midwifery. Friends and family can be confused about why you'd want to do that job. In the same way, my dream is to have a midwifery support business, and the only way I can explain why is 'because I have a little voice telling me it's the right thing to do, and midwifery and life have taught me to listen to the voice'.
This is a bit odd for a science fanatic atheist and I haven't admitted it before, but I think many strong women have a little voice, right?
Helping you demonstrate who you TRULY are as a potential midwife is what I'm after.
Most exciting for me is the life-changing effect knowing these skills can have:
"Ellie Durant's book is nothing short of perfect! It contains the most valuable advice & guidance to help you get a place at university! Everything from writing your personal statement, to the pre-entry tests, to the interviews!! I have no doubt that I would not be going to university this year without the help of this book! Thank you!" - M.E Allum
(Review from first edition; this edition has 70% new content and is has taken into account an extra four years' experience working with aspiring midwives)
If you think the book is a good fit for you, take advantage of the discount and click here to place your order.
If not, the majority of my work will remain free and I'm not going anywhere 🙂
Thanks for everyone's support. Get going with your midwifery ambitions, your career is waiting for you. Ellie x