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Welcome to Making a midwife - A podcast for aspiring and student midwives to provide knowledge, support and connection through the journey to becoming qualified.

Making a Midwif‪e‬ Bonnie Joy

    • Health & Fitness

Welcome to Making a midwife - A podcast for aspiring and student midwives to provide knowledge, support and connection through the journey to becoming qualified.

    32. Bon and Meg (sort of...) answer frequently asked questions! #WeTried

    32. Bon and Meg (sort of...) answer frequently asked questions! #WeTried

    How messy is Bonnie's desk? When does Megan find time for Tiktok? Which ARE the comfiest shoes for placement? WHY SHOULD YOUR SHOES BE NON PERMEABLE?! and does a three year old's poo scare away skeleton's in the night? Listen to find out these answers and more...**

    ** we do also discuss studying with kids, doubting your career choice of midwifery, dealing with preceptors that don't want you there and studying tips that we have found useful**

    If you found any of the answers in this episode even remotely helpful or if they made you laugh, send us more at makingamidwifeaus@gmail.com or head to our Instagram @making_a_midwife !

    • 56 min
    31. Dr Di Bloxsome - Director of Midwifery Studies/Course Coordinator

    31. Dr Di Bloxsome - Director of Midwifery Studies/Course Coordinator

    Welcome back to Making a Midwife! This week is a special week for local Western Australian students. You may recognise her lovely voice as this week's episode features Dr Di Bloxsome, Director of Midwifery Studies and Course Coordinator of a dual degree. Di takes us through her journey into midwifery and how having her own children influenced the steps she took in her career. She has some great advice for students and chats about how she progressed from an Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse, Midwife, Clinical Facilitator, Lecturer and now a Director of Midwifery! Di also completed a PhD exploring the job satisfaction of midwives and chats through different pathways to becoming a midwife through ECU in WA.

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    Bonnie and Meg x

    • 1 hr 13 min
    30. Molly O'Brien - Biomechanics for Birth

    30. Molly O'Brien - Biomechanics for Birth

    This week we chat with Molly O'Brien, a Midwife currently based in France who educates birth workers on the biomechanics for birth - an area we crave more knowledge and understanding in! 🌟We so enjoyed hearing about Molly's journey and her midwifery thoughts! Mostly we loved listening to how she has applied her learning to better birth experiences for the people she has cared for and continues to share her wisdom through educating others!

    For more information on Molly's online courses or face-to-face courses if you are local head over to optimalbirth.com.uk

    We have set up a Patreon account for those of you who want to join in supporting us and helping us to spend more time getting more midwifery content out to you! If you want to sign up to support us or just want some more info then click on the link below :)

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    We hope you enjoy this episode! If you'd like to show your support, let us know what you think of the show by leaving a rating and review. You can also find us on social media:
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    29. Maggie - Nurse & Midwife, Grad Year, MidStart, NSW

    29. Maggie - Nurse & Midwife, Grad Year, MidStart, NSW

    This week we chat with the lovely Maggie, who is both a qualified Nurse and Midwife currently consolidating her midwifery skills in a graduate program. 🌟
    Maggie talks us through her pathway to midwifery, which included completing her nursing degree first, the application process for MidStart (the postgraduate paid model in NSW) and the overall program requirements. It was so refreshing to hear Maggie's perspective and her feelings about studying externally versus on campus with kids. We also loved hearing Maggie's take on how completing nursing first can compliment midwifery training!

    We have set up a Patreon account for those of you who want to join in supporting us and helping us to spend more time getting more midwifery content out to you! If you want to sign up to support us or just want some more info then click on the link below :)

    Support us on Patreon
    https://www.patreon.com/making_a_midwife

    We hope you enjoy this episode! If you'd like to show your support, let us know what you think of the show by leaving a rating and review. You can also find us on social media:
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    • 41 min
    28. Professor Mary Renfrew - Midwife, Researcher, Professor of Mother and Infant Health

    28. Professor Mary Renfrew - Midwife, Researcher, Professor of Mother and Infant Health

    Hey #midweekmidwifery fam! We are back with another brilliant episode for you! 🌟
    This episode features the one and only Professor Mary Renfrew. Most recently, Mary has held the position of Professor fo Mother and Infant Health at a University in Scotland. While she is in fact trying to retire, she has been called upon and roped into further research following COVID and how grateful we are that she continues to generate research in this midwifery space! In this episode, Mary tells us of her journey into midwifery, her research interests, career highlights and talks on asking the big questions in research. She even dove into the specifics on her well known works The Lancet Series.

    Here is Mary's Google Scholar profile if you wish to have a look at some of her research. Click 'YEAR' to filter by recency.
    https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=qNU6XPQAAAAJ&hl=en

    We hope you enjoy this episode! If you'd like to show your support, let us know what you think of the show by leaving a rating and review. You can also find us on social media:
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    27. Liana - RM, Specialist Bereavement Midwife

    27. Liana - RM, Specialist Bereavement Midwife

    *Please be advised, this episode discusses infant loss and medical termination*
    In this weeks episode we hear from the beautiful and very generous Liana who walks us through her study journey into midwifery, her personal experiences with infant loss and also her wealth of knowledge as a bereavement midwife. Liana is very honest in sharing her experiences and wisdom in an area that can feel extremely daunting and unknown. For anyone wanting more support in understanding infant loss and how to best care for the families then this is a fantastic episode.

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    • 1 hr 3 min

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