As midwives and student midwives we a profound need to tell and hear stories. It is how we share experience, understand each other, and create community. Story telling can be full of personal anecdote, explain customs, needs and values. Wisdom is best expressed by a story. Story telling is a powerful and effective way to communicate. I have dedicated this section of the website to stories told by student midwives. To share experiences that are either happy, sad, empowering, challenging or inspiring. If you have a story to share please email me.
Jane Palmer - Private Practice Midwife
Student Midwifery Stories
Battling the Breast Crawl
"'The thing is, you’re only a student.' These words hit me to the core and I was left speechless, angry and disjointed. But those words, they meant something. I am only a student. I can’t change the world right now, but I can make a difference. After all it only takes one person to make another feel better, right?"
The First Days as a Student Midwife on Placement in Birth Suite
"The day is here, my first day of placement, in a real hospital, on a real maternity ward – I have been anticipating this day, not just since being at University, but from beginning my path to becoming a midwife (my dream job)." Nikki Rossiter gives a first hand experience of her first day as a student midwife at a birthing suite.