I came to midwifery much later in life, beginning study at 30 years of age when my eldest was just 1, and graduating 5 years later when my youngest was just shy of 3. It was a gruelling path and I would not have stuck to it through all the trials, tribulations, sacrifice and anxiety … Continue reading Midwife Emerging.
Photo by Ilzy Sousa on Pexels.com #soulsearchinginsuburbia #midwifery #birthcartography #informedbirth #positivebirth #birthtrauma #informedchoice #informedbirthpreparation #maternitycare #maternitycareinaustralia #itstime #birthtime I attended Catherine's "Birth Cartography" workshop last week. Yes, birth cartography. Sounds interesting doesn't it? It is. I am in my third year of working rostered shifts as a midwife across the birthing suite and the pre … Continue reading Ladies: Lose the Birth Plan. Make a Birth Map instead.
My lady's blood pressure measured 148/100. That couldn't be right. She was a healthy antenatal woman, expecting her first child at 40 years old after several miscarriages and a long struggle to fall pregnant. She would be with us on the ward until her induction of labour as close to term (37 weeks and over) … Continue reading To Have and To Hold
Photo by Rene Asmussen on Pexels.com I am a midwife, and I am proud to call myself a midwife. According to the International Confederation of Midwives a midwife is a "responsible and accountable professional who works in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to … Continue reading Being a Midwife- Part 1: Expert in Normal Pregnancy, Birth and Childbearing or Night Nanny Nappy Changer?