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
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
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?
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