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International Day of the Midwife 2009: My Midwifery Story


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I was asked some questions by a first year student midwife, Robyne, in Adelaide, for an assignment she has to write. So here is my response.

If you're a midwife, have a read of the questions - what are your answers? Please feel free to answer the questions in the comment box below and join in our conversation to mark International Day of the Midwife, 2009.

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International Day of the Midwife 2009: My Midwifery Story

  1. 1. My Story: Life as a midwife Sarah Stewart International Day of the Midwife 2009
  2. 2. How long have you been practising? 
  3. 4. Why did you choose midwifery? 
  4. 6. What do you enjoy about your role/dislikes? 
  5. 8. Where is your place of employment, if public have you worked for private and vice versa and do you have a personal preference and reasons for this. 
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  7. 10. What advice would you give to a 1st year midwifery student? 
  8. 12. What would be the biggest emotional challenge you have been faced with?  <ul><li>Were you prepared, how did you react?  </li></ul>
  9. 14. Do you find your work to be a physical challenge? 
  10. 16. To what extent do politics influence midwifery and how have you seen them change since you have been practising? 
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  12. 18. What do you believe the role of a midwife to be? Has this changed since you started? 
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  14. 20. How does your role vary when caring for mothers from different cultural backgrounds? 
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  16. 22. Do you have good relationships with obstetricians and other medical colleagues? 
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  18. 24. How did you become a midwife, what study/practical was involved for you at that time? 
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  20. 26. What do you love about being a midwife? 
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  22. 28. Is there anything you would like to see changed? 
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