What’s it like to be a Midwife?!
This question, 'What's it like to be a midwife?', is from Maisie, but loads of people seem to want to know at the moment! I also met Freyja, who wants to be a midwife, on the wonderful world of twitter last night - it seems that I got this video up just in time to answer you as well. 🙂
On this blog, I'll always tell you how it is, and for, 'What's it like to be a midwife?', a warts and all approach is what’s needed to give you the real scoop.Being a midwife isn't all roses.
Being a midwife comes with a lot of responsibility, emotional demands, and long working hours. There are plenty of negative aspects of the job that you can’t shy away from when thinking about if it’s for you.
There are lots of stressful elements. However, the nature of midwifery means it’s a privileged career. Your professional status means you will be highly valued, and get to share some of the best moments of families’ lives. Empowering and supporting women is immensely rewarding.
There are so many more positives than negatives.
To quote from my book (because I can't think of a better way of putting it)!
‘‘This is life changing stuff you’re launching yourself into. It’s not like you’ve seen on ‘One Born Every Minute’ or ‘Call The Midwife’. It’s a lot tougher - and a lot better. Midwifery is frustrating, demanding, and sometimes even scary. But it’s also life-changing, life-affirming and life-expanding.’’
As you may have noticed, I'm doing a lot of videos right now. Even if I'm having a terrible hair day, I write my scripts, and get on with filming because I've been blown away by the support!
Bitesized midwifery is good for learning as it sticks in your mind.