Celebrating the International Day of the Midwife 2021

Professor Kathleen Baird from the School of Nursing and Midwifery joins us on the blog as we celebrate the International Day of the Midwife. She talks about what this year’s theme means to her, the future of midwifery and offers some advice to current and future midwifery students.

Why it’s not too early to start thinking about your new graduate application

Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate Is the final year of your nursing or midwifery degree suddenly upon you? Firstly, congratulations! It is no small feat to have made it this far through a challenging (but very rewarding) uni course! But where to next? For many, the next step will be aContinue reading “Why it’s not too early to start thinking about your new graduate application”

Making self-care in healthcare #1

Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate Coming to the end of my time as a student midwife, something I am deeply passionate about is the importance of self-care in a healthcare context. I can tell you first hand that doing a degree in nursing or midwifery is an at times very overwhelmingContinue reading “Making self-care in healthcare #1”

5 tips for future student midwives

If you’re an aspiring midwifery student, believe in yourself! Final year Bachelor of Midwifery student Betty has some sage advice if you’re thinking about the midwife life. 1. Believe in yourself, be kind to yourself and take every opportunity you are given You will be amazed at the things you will learn and will beContinue reading “5 tips for future student midwives”

What to do if your new grad plans don’t work out

  Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) “Have you applied for new grad?” “Did you get a new grad interview?” “Where are you doing new grad?” Reaching the end of third year, these are the questions on everyone’s mind, and to say the least, it is overwhelming and stressful when being asked atContinue reading “What to do if your new grad plans don’t work out”

Reflections of a Student Midwife

Written by Betty Holland, current Bachelor of Midwifery student This Saturday, the 5th of May, is the International Day of the Midwife, a day to celebrate midwives across the world. What a magical job. What a challenging job. To guide new lives into the world. To reassure expectant mothers. To make a very real and tangible difference.Continue reading “Reflections of a Student Midwife”

Nursing, midwifery, or both?

UTS has a range of Health degrees on offer and, for many, choosing one can be a difficult decision. What’s the difference? – The role of a nurse is to provide care for patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Nurses care for those who are unwell or going through an adverse stage in their lifeContinue reading “Nursing, midwifery, or both?”

The heart of midwifery

By Professor Caroline Homer  As the International Day of the Midwife approaches on 5 May 2016, our Associate Dean (International and Development) for UTS:Health reflects on its theme: ‘Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery’. As a midwife, you certainly use both your head and your heart. You need your head, because every day you need to makeContinue reading “The heart of midwifery”

Son of a midwife

By Jack Schmidt Growing up, I was surrounded by health professionals: my mother was a midwife, my father was a pharmacist and now my sister is a nurse in training, working part-time in aged care. They’re all wonderful, hard-working people – nurturing, compassionate and caring. Baby Jack Having health workers for parents has had itsContinue reading “Son of a midwife”

Pregnancy advice: eating for two?

PREGNANCY ADVICE: eating for two? Please note that all opinions in this article are that of the author and are not representative of the views or opinions of the UTS Faculty of Health. By Rosie Gundelach The old saying, ‘eating for two’ has led us all astray when it comes to pregnancy and nutrition. There’sContinue reading “Pregnancy advice: eating for two?”