It's really frustrating me that I'm not in practice right now. I want to be making a difference.
Coronavirus is obviously a wild card that the NHS didn't need and the situation will get worse before it gets better.
I'm no expert and I'd advise everyone to listen to scientists and medical professionals, and your Trust, for the latest information and official recommendations.
It's good news that midwifery clients and babies seem to be at low risk - the RCOG Guidelines are here.
And public health scientist and infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm has been sharing a lot of his insight.
I found this interview to be very helpful in understanding transmission and remaining calm and centred.
Twitter is also a great place for information if you follow the right people and critique what you read, this list is a good place to start (thanks Tim Ferriss).
I'm thinking of everyone out in practice, especially those who like me, have elderly loved ones with asthma, high blood pressure and some funky undiagnosable sinus conditions.
And I'm also aware that every professional I've talked to about coronavirus has said 'we will get through this'.
There's a great interview on finding peace amidst the chaos of coronavirus here, lots about on acknowledging fear and letting it come through you so you can find your centre again.
Healthcare professionals will be leading with their calmness and the number one question I'm asking is 'who do I want to be in this situation?'
The likelihood is if you're on MidwifeDiaries.com, you're the kind of person that's interested in caring for others - so if you're doing this, thank you and look after yourself mentally and physically,
All my best,