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The Reality of Labour Ward- Week One

My first week on labour ward is complete. I think it is fair to say that I felt somewhat like a fish out of water this week. It has been challenging adapting to long shifts, meeting new faces and understanding the dynamics of labour ward. However, I feel I have learnt so much in such …

The End of the Theory Block

What a busy six weeks! We have now successfully submitted our first assessment in anatomy and physiology. I hoped in this module that some of what we had seen in practice would click when learning the theory behind it. Nearing the end of the module I am happy to say that everything has clicked in …

The Great Debate

What a relief, we did it! Our first ever debate and we lived to tell the tale. Whilst it was a daunting task, it was also an exciting one. Each group had different topics, all of which had their challenges. For some, it meant debating something that they did not necessarily believe in and that …

Call the Midwife is Back!

It’s that time of year again when my favourite programme comes on TV, Call the Midwife. The first episode aired last Sunday and as usual it failed to disappoint. While some may say the programme gives an unrealistic view of midwifery, I do believe it provides an insight in to the midwife’s role during the …

A Busy Week

Well the first week back at university was definitely intense. After all of the Christmas festivities and feasting on food, getting back into a routine has been a shock to the system to say the least. However, it has also been a time of diving in at the deep end. This module is assessed through …

First Day of the Spring Semester

Today was the first day of the Spring semester. While the torrential rain on the walk to university made it feel like anything but Spring, there was definitely a great deal of excitement amongst myself and my peers upon arriving at the first lecture of the day. Coming back after our first placement meant a …

The First Semester – Growing

At the very end of my first semester as a student midwife, it is important to reflect. There have been a lot of “firsts”. Our cohort has completed the first module, submitted our first assessment and completed our first placement. A part of that has meant pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones at times …