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Diary of a Student Midwife – World Students’ Day

By Student Midwife, University of the West of Scotland, Helen Kaye Today, October 15th, marks World Students’ Day, a global celebration of students as the future. As part of these celebrations, and to show support for student midwives, I thought I would share my experience of being a student so far.

Midwives’ and mothers’ perceptions of using video calls during early labour

By Dr Sara Borrelli from the University of Nottingham on 11 October 2021 Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK (Dr Sara Borrelli, Prof Helen Spiby, Josh Downey) and the University of Milano Bicocca in Italy (Dr Antonella Nespoli, Dr Simona Fumagalli, Dr Elisabetta Colciago) are undertaking a ...

Working after an NMC fitness to practice referral – what’s your experience?

By Alison Corr, University of Nottingham on 01 October 2021 Many midwives are referred to the NMC every year (176 in the 2020-21 reporting period, 227 in 2019-20, 205 in 2018-19), but there is a lack of understanding as to what it is like to work as a midwife after you have been through, and come out the other ...

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 ...
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