Socially Acceptable?

Socially Acceptable? Charlene Cole – Student Midwife Coventry University Since writing my first article on Social Media over a year ago I feel there has been a positive shift in perception regarding the acceptability of the use of social media in professional spheres. For me, it is an essential part of my midwifery life: it […]

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Social media – a reinforcing cycle; student studygram

Social media – a reinforcing cycle; student studygram Jessica Rawlinson – Student Midwife University of Surrey One day I was sitting writing up my notes on fetal circulation, wondering how on earth all this human physiology and anatomy would stay in my easily distracted brain, and the next day I am truly overwhelmed  by the […]

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Supporting physiological birth; a case study

Supporting physiological birth; a case study Evony Lynch, Community Midwife at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust This article explores the role of a midwife in supporting physiological labour and birth, through the use of a case study where I attended a home birth recently.The article reflects on care provision in the latent phase of labour and the […]

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Poem; I am a uterus

I am a Uterus by Alison Edwards Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at Birmingham City University I am called the uterus Just seven-and-a-half centimetres tall With a waist called the isthmus And a thick muscle wall.   I have some shy longitudinals But the obliques give them a hug I can then rotate my circulars And […]

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Poem; being a student midwife

Being a Student Midwife Jennifer Cole Third year Student Midwife (now Masters degree student) at University of Wolverhampton When does this epic adventure begin? As you walk through the uni door? Or when you buy your first textbook? It’s actually way before. When you have that initial thought: ‘I want to be a midwife’, It […]

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Poem; dear student midwife

Dear Student Midwife Dear student midwife, with passion in your heart You want to make a difference but don’t know where to start. You feel so inspired by all that you’ve heard But you’re ‘just a student’, who will listen to your word? Well let me tell you student midwife, who hasn’t been here long, […]

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A selection of poems

A selection of poems The first two pieces of poetry were written about my caseloading experience as a student midwife. As part of my caseload I supported my brother’s girlfriend; the poems are about them and also about my own fears and expectations while caseloading. Reality bites. A student, mummy and partner, too Caseload is […]

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Being alongside – with #MatExp!

Charlene Cole BSC (Hons.), PgDL, PhD – student midwife Coventry University The theme for this month’s The Practising Midwife journal is Alongside. When I thought about what this meant to me many ideas sprung to mind – collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team, our new alongside midwifery-led unit at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust, @JennytheM’s latest blog […]

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Attending the UK UNICEF Baby Friendly Conference 2017 – my thoughts!

By Rachel Evans, 3rd Year student midwife, Swansea University   As a self confessed breastfeeding geek, the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Conference is one of my dream gatherings. I was fortunate enough to receive a grant from the Swansea University Student Midwifery Society enabling me to attend the 2017 conference. It was great to […]

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Supporting student midwives on the neonatal unit

by Karen Devine, midwife    As a midwife on a busy neonatal unit (NNU), I am constantly aware that not only are parents and families who use the facility out of their comfort zones, but also the student midwives who come for experience can feel this way, too. I have been there! I remember the daunting […]

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