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Diary of a Student Midwife – My Experience of Best Start

By Helen Kaye, student midwife, University of West of Scotland on 31 August 2021 I was lucky enough to have two of my three first-year placements in Best Start, the Scottish continuity-based model of care (The Scottish Government, 2017). Best Start is a Scottish Government initiative, with a focus on continuity-based ...

Diary of a Student Midwife: My Experience as a First Year

By Helen Kaye, student midwife, University of West of Scotland As I reflect on the first year of my midwifery degree, I have mixed emotions, but the overriding emotion is that of achievement. I have achieved things in the past year that I never thought possible.

Delivering messages on diet in pregnancy: The PEAR Study

By Caroline Taylor and Lucy Beasant, University of Bristol We all know that nutrition and diet is key for a healthy pregnancy – both for mother and baby. There are so many questions: Should I eat for two? What about eggs? Cheese? Coffee? Fish? Peanuts? Caffeine? What if I’m a vegetarian?

Diary of a Student Midwife: ‘Corona Cohort’

By Helen Kaye, student midwife, University of West of Scotland My name is Helen, and I am a first, nearly second, year student midwife at University of the West of Scotland (UWS). I am hoping to write a few blog posts for MIDIRS, sharing my experiences of life as a student midwife, intended to help current and ...

My path in research: Catherine Chmiel

By Catherine Chmiel on 01 July 2021 When I first qualified in February 2002, I worked as a rotational midwife in labour, antenatal and postnatal care. I’d never really thought about working in research when I was training to be a midwife.

NIHR Nursing and Midwifery Research Careers Advisory Service

on 16 June 2021 The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nursing and Midwifery Incubator has launched a virtual advisory service, in partnership with the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS), to support nurses and midwives to start and advance their ...
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