I have this idea, could I run it past you?
We’ve all been to doubt and exhaustion land.
People are leaving the profession over this.
I’d like to start a group for student and newly qualified midwives who get it, who want to do something to reset their positivity and be part of their midwifery community. I'm researching platforms and costs but I'd like it to be off Facebook and with a live component.
I want you to think about what would happen if you had unwavering support, you were listened to, knew what you were feeling was normal and often heard stories about wonderful midwifery care.
When you feel good about your abilities, you pick things up fast, and get a rep as a fantastic midwife. You have a social life because you’re not exhausted all the time. And you can drawn on supplies of confidence and self-respect even when it’s hard.
I want to call this group 'Wholehearted Midwives'.
In Wholehearted Midwives we would:
- Focus on one anonymous midwifery challenge or story a week
- Discuss practical and emotional tools for midwifery, showing up for each other,And
- Read without judging, offering advice and help wherever we could, so none of us feel on our own.
What do you think? Leave me a comment if you'd be up for it.
As always, thanks for reading. More on this soon,