Hello! My name is Rowan (she/her), and I’m a 2nd-Year student midwife at the University of York. Being a part of the University has given me so many opportunities, both extracurricular and within midwifery, and I’d love to tell you more about them. You may have heard that being on this course is busy, but … Continue reading A Week in the life of a student midwife
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Five things look forward to about Midwifery at York
Placements One of the best things about Midwifery at York is that, within a few weeks, you are out on placement putting theory into practice. You’ll be testing urine for protein and infection markers, checking blood pressure, learning how to work out a baby’s positions in the uterus and learning how to listen to the … Continue reading Five things look forward to about Midwifery at York
Get your scrubs on for a typical week on a midwifery placement
A typical week on placement can be absolutely anything! Last week I started with two night shifts on a postnatal ward, then a 7 hour day with the Screening Midwife and then a 12.5 hour day on postnatal again. I was even lucky enough to catch my fourth baby! It’s always emotional on your last … Continue reading Get your scrubs on for a typical week on a midwifery placement
Things to look forward to about Midwifery at York!
Choosing York for me, was absolutely the right choice. I really have enjoyed every module, placement and moment so far. I have written a blog of some of the things you can look forward to if you do decide to study Midwifery at York! Midwifery basics When the midwifery lecturers say your time at university … Continue reading Things to look forward to about Midwifery at York!
Midwifery and me!
Hi! New to blogging so here goes! I’m so excited to get back to University, we have just had two lovely weeks off for Christmas. I was able to spend some well earnt time relaxing with my husband, children and our crazy dalmatian. We even had a little holiday to visit the ‘big man’ in … Continue reading Midwifery and me!
Annual Leave as a Student Midwife…
I’ve got 3 weeks off!! Well 2 weeks annual leave, and 1 reading week. I’ve literally spent the whole time catching up with family, and catching up with sleep- something which Coco is very happy about, she must be the laziest dog in the world!! (challenges welcome).. Recently, me and a few of my … Continue reading Annual Leave as a Student Midwife…
The big step to 2nd year..
Okay, so I’m completely new to all of this blogging business, but I’m gonna give it a good go! *Looking Back* Wow, where has this first year at York gone?! Feels like yesterday I was sitting laughing with my new classmates as the lecturer said: “This year will fly by!”. “Yeah, okay!” we all replied. … Continue reading The big step to 2nd year..
Headline…….Support your local midwives, make love! Hello and welcome to May’s blog. The news is full of recent events so I thought I couldn’t write this without a word or two of reflection. No, I am not talking about Leicester’s football achievements, albeit that’s a blog in itself and sometimes, in midwifery services, we also … Continue reading Current affairs.
The things I’ve learnt…..
Hello, Welcome to my spring blog. It’s a new term, a new season, a new organised me. Ok, maybe not, but in terms of being an organised mummy fitting in children, placement, studying, running, a crazy cocker spaniel oh, and my husband of course, I’ve learnt how not to do things along the way. At … Continue reading The things I’ve learnt…..
York, short for Yorkshire
York is short for Yorkshire after all…