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Midwifery. Anyone studied it?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm considering studying midwifery but like with any health related job you could literaly have someone's life in your hands and that has made me very nervous.

So if anyone is a midwife or is studying to be one please tell me about and try to either lay my fears to rest or give me the cold hard facts



  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    this aint much help but I am planning on taking midwifery or nursing at uni. i have a few notes on it if you want me to give you some info on the basics? I dont think you should worry about the whole 'life in your hands' thing. it is very daunting but thats the whole idea of learning. they will teach you how to be a competant and good midwife who can deal with all situations-physical, mental and emotional. sorry, i havent been much help.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my sister took midwifery at newcastle.
    she didnt finish her course, for 2 reasons, 1 the financial problems that all students get got too bad and the other was the evil nhs taking the piss with her hours. She had to work loadsa hours which made her get tired and left her with no time for work resulting in the problems... its a vicious cirlce

    but she loved the year and half she did.
    she brought 11 babies into the world single handedly and doesnt regret it. However, one dies in her arms and that affected her too.

    But overall I reckon the good stuff outweighs the bad stuff so i reckon go for it, Id like to too if I wasnt so squeamish.

    good luck whatever you do <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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