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A new career….

Before I trained to be a midwife I had tried other jobs. I had worked in a travel agent and although I loved meeting people and booking their holidays, I was pleased to make a change (this was just before ...

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Why is team-working so hard?

The simple answer is, it often isn’t! But what can be difficult for job applicants is showing that they are good at team-working when it counts towards their future in midwifery. Most universities will assess your team-working ability in your ...

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How much difference can a Midwife actually make?

I regularly spot articles shared by mummy friends all about birth as an empowering, life-affirming miracle. Last week I read a piece with an entirely different angle; it declared ‘Childbirth is not empowering. It’s grisly, frightening, and astonishing stuff.’ So ...

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Am I too old to train as a midwife?

We all know that age is just a number, but sometimes you might think that you have ‘missed the boat’ when it comes to thinking about a change of career. From the moment you realise that your dream job is ...

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First day as a Midwife must-haves!

With September fast approaching, the thought of preparing for your new Midwife course is likely to feel exciting but a bit daunting too. I remember going into my first day on placement, hoping that my weeks at uni practicing how ...

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Am I clever enough to be a midwife?

I remember thinking this myself. Academic work never really seemed to come easily to me and I would never say that I was clever. Now I realise that I just hadn’t studied something that I was really interested in before ...

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