25 episodes

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.

    25. Sara David - Registered Midwife, Educator, Living child organisation, international midwifery

    25. Sara David - Registered Midwife, Educator, Living child organisation, international midwifery

    Welcome listeners to this week's episode featuring the incredible Sara David taking us through her journey into midwifery as well as her work with maternity care in Papua New Guinea. Sara's midwifery career has lead her into starting up her own organisation to provide training and support to birth workers in remote Papua New Guinea - we encourage you to take a look at https://www.livingchildinc.org.au/about-us to find out more about this amazing work!

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    24. Lotty - British Student Midwife! Direct entry, 3rd year

    24. Lotty - British Student Midwife! Direct entry, 3rd year

    Happy New Year! No New Years resolutions just a slight face lift to our pink palette to mark our second season. We have been quite busy over the last few months in preparation for what should be our third year! 🎉

    We are so excited to be starting 2021 with this beautiful student midwife from England. Lotty is just about to graduate her Bachelor of Midwifery and move into the workforce. She generously shares her midwifery journey, touching on the different models within the UK, explains what all our UK friends mean by their "Access course and Interviews" and shares what it is like to be a student midwife in England. It was so relatable to hear Lotty talk about how we can become consumed with all things midwifery (says us making a podcast in our spare time!) while it is also a passion. We hope you enjoy hearing from Lotty and her lush accent!

    We hope you enjoy this episode, if you'd like to show your support, let us know what you think of the show in a rating and review. You can also find us on social media:
    Instagram - @making_a_midwife
    Twitter - @_makingamidwife
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Making.a.Midwife/

    • 1 hr
    23. Lauren - 2nd year, Direct entry

    23. Lauren - 2nd year, Direct entry

    In this episode we meet Lauren, a second year direct entry student from Victoria. Lauren talks through her first experience with a midwife and her journey and passion for midwifery. It was great to hear Lauren's perspective as a student midwife and mother from Victoria through the COVID pandemic and also being pregnant herself. We loved hearing about Lauren's journey and am so pleased to be able to finish the year with such a lovely episode. We will be back in January for more. See you in 2 weeks!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    22. Hazel Keedle RM, PhD Candidate, VBAC researcher

    22. Hazel Keedle RM, PhD Candidate, VBAC researcher

    Hey #midweekmidwifery fam! In today's episode we meet Dr Hazel Keedle from New South Wales! Hazel is a midwifery lecturer and researcher and is passionate about Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) and women's experiences of maternity care. P.S. sorry about the sound quality in the intro of this ep! We really enjoyed learning about Hazel's journey into midwifery, starting as a nurse, her travels and her never-ending study journey! For more info on her research discussed in this episode, take a look at her papers linked below:

    4 factors paper: https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12884-019-2297-4
    Survey paper: https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12884-020-03075-8

    We hope you enjoy this episode, if you'd like to show your support, let us know what you think of the show in a rating and review. You can also find us on social media:
    Instagram - @making_a_midwife
    Twitter - @_makingamidwife
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Making.a.Midwife/

    • 1 hr 26 min
    21. Judith - Direct Entry, Psychology background

    21. Judith - Direct Entry, Psychology background

    Welcome back to the podcast, this week we meet Judith, a direct entry midwife from Victoria. Judith shares her journey into midwifery, her experiences along the way and some great advice for students on placement and with continuity of care experiences.

    If you'd like to show your support, let us know what you think of the show in a rating and review. You can also find us on social media:
    Instagram - @making_a_midwife
    Twitter - @_makingamidwife
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Making.a.Midwife/

    • 58 min
    20. Dr Zoe Bradfield - RM, Lecturer, Researcher, ACM

    20. Dr Zoe Bradfield - RM, Lecturer, Researcher, ACM

    This week we meet Dr Zoe Bradfield, a Midwifery lecturer and Research Fellow based in Western Australia. Zoe shares her journey into midwifery, her career progression into research and her current role as a lecturer, researcher and work with the Australian College of Midwives. We so enjoyed hearing from Zoe about her research on midwives' experiences of being 'with woman', how this concept was understood by midwives across differing models of care and the value continuity of care brings to both women and the midwives. We also discussed the new graduate entry masters course offered through Curtin and how brilliant it will be to have such a diverse skillset in the workforce. We hope you enjoy this episode, learning more about Zoe and also the opportunities and work going on with the ACM. For our Australian student midwives, here is a link to the ACM member benefits page if you aren't already a member! https://www.midwives.org.au/membership

    If you'd like to show your support, let us know what you think of the show in a rating and review. You can also find us on social media:
    Instagram - @making_a_midwife
    Twitter - @_makingamidwife
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Making.a.Midwife/

    • 54 min

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