Reflective learning on #FedisBest – what I misunderstood and why I no longer agree

My name is Sophie, I’m 19 and a first-year student midwife. I started up my Instagram blog @student_to_midwife in June 2018, just as I completed an access to health professions course. The idea behind it was to share my journey with honesty, in the hope to inspire and empower others along the way, as well […]

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The Student Midwife news roundup

The Student Midwife news roundup Emma Hill – Australian College of Midwives Student Committee and The Student Midwife Journal Communications Editor and Advisory Board Member Congratulations to Mhairi McLellan Our fabulous TSM co-editor Mhairi McLellan is racking up the accolades. She was recently awarded the Top #150 Leaders Student Midwife award from the Council of Deans, which promotes […]

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Responsive Feeding Part 2: formula feeding

Responsive Feeding Part 2: formula feeding Mhairi McLellan – Student Midwife at Robert Gorgon University in Aberdeen and Co-Editor of The Student Midwife Journal All4Maternity Regardless of how women choose to feed their babies, growing evidence demonstrates that a strong and loving relationship between parents and their baby is the best way to promote brain […]

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Optimal cord clamping – allowing a physiological transition Part 2

Optimal cord clamping – allowing a physiological transition Part 2 Gill Moncrieff – Third Year Student Midwife at Edinburgh Napier University In the first part of this article in our January issue of The Student Midwife, Gill Moncrieff described the physiology around cord clamping; here she explores the benefits of waiting, in optimal cord clamping. Clamping […]

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Responsive Feeding Part 1: Breastfeeding

Responsive Feeding Part 1: Breastfeeding Ali Monghan – Joint Editor of The Student Midwife Journal and Student Midwife at University of West London Regardless of how women choose to feed their babies, growing evidence demonstrates that a strong and loving relationship between parents and their baby is the best way to promote brain development and […]

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What to expect – the first year as a newly qualified midwife

What to expect – the first year as a newly qualified midwife Sarah Curran – Midwife, Ulster Hospital, Northern Ireland As a student midwife, I dreamed of the day I would be wearing my ‘blues’, confidently walking down the hospital hallways as a fully qualified midwife, Nursing and Midwifery Council pin in hand, ready to […]

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Getting the Basics of Maternity Care Right

Getting the Basics of Maternity Care Right Mhairi McLellan – Student Midwife at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen What does the word basic mean to you? It may conjure an idea of something ‘satisfactory’, something that does what it needs to do and no more. Alternatively, the word basic might make you think of ‘foundations’ – […]

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Student Catchers

Student Catchers Emma Hill – 2ndyear student midwife Western Sydney University At its simplest the catching of babies is a pure gift.  Those amongst us who have stood in that space understand the power of birth.  We understand that in moment we have an opportunity. We have an opportunity to instil belief in the woman.  We are […]

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The Mentor – a student midwife reflection through Spoken Word

 By Hollie Johnstone      My name is Hollie, I’m 23, and I’m about to qualify as a midwife! After four years of hard work, sacrifices and perseverance, I’ve now done my last ever shift as a student. How exciting and terrifying is that….. Midwifery wasn’t a clear cut path for me despite the fact […]

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#Tips4StudentMidwives

#Tips4StudentMidwives Ali Monaghan – Student Midwife University of West London Mhairi McLellan – Student Midwife at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen As we bid farewell and congratulate our previous Future Midwife team (Ali, Charlene and Ruth) who have recently qualified as midwives, we are very excited to introduce you to our shiny new collaborators @Alithemidwife and […]

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