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…
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.
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 is short for Yorkshire after all…
Hello, I thought I would now throw you in at the midwifery deep end with the big question – integrated or block placements? The answer to this question will depend on how you want to spend your time over the next three years. What a question that is! No pressure obviously. Two words… Integrated or … Continue reading The big question?
I am sure it is of no surprise that whilst partaking in a midwifery degree, there is no longer (was there ever?) endless time for pondering, idle wandering or anything else that sounds slow or rhymes with the above. Joining a society is not impossible but with a diary which can change weekly, integrated placements … Continue reading The Art of Midwifery
Leaving York hospital bleary eyed after a night shift on labour ward. I dig my key out of my pocket and unlock my frosty bike from the staff courtyard where it has been for the last 12 hours, I begin my short ride through a sleepy York. I pass workers beginning their new days, I … Continue reading I’m going to be a midwife