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.

5 questions about studying midwifery… with Jacqueline!

As a midwifery student at UTS you are part of a small cohort of around 60 students. I love that we all get to know one another as these fellow students become an invaluable source of support.

5 questions about studying midwifery… with Hannah!

Written by Hannah Kelly, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery student 1. What made you want to become a midwife? There are so many things that pushed me towards wanting to be a midwife, but ultimately, I loved the idea of being able to provide support to women through a turning point in their lives! Having theContinue reading “5 questions about studying midwifery… with Hannah!”

5 questions about studying midwifery… with Taylah!

Written by Taylah Collins, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery student 1. What inspired you to study midwifery? I always knew I wanted to work in the medical field, however I wasn’t sure in exactly what capacity this would be. After finishing high school I began working whilst I took some time to investigate different pathways toContinue reading “5 questions about studying midwifery… with Taylah!”

My rural midwifery placement – during a global pandemic

Written by Josey Steel, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery student At the beginning of 2020, my third year (and final) of of midwifery, I had some exciting plans – with the most exciting being a rural placement in Gove (Northern Territory) at the end of first semester! As you can imagine, in the midst of theContinue reading “My rural midwifery placement – during a global pandemic”

Why I decided to do postgraduate study

Taking a leap of faith can be terrifying. From the comfort of a steady job to the unknown challenges of university, it can be frightening to start postgraduate study. The reasons not to are endless: family responsibilities, work, financial concerns… It is all too easy to put off making the decision to go back to university,Continue reading “Why I decided to do postgraduate study”

Catching babies in Bathurst

Written by Jessica Tripp, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery student A few weeks ago, I embarked on a journey along the Great Western Highway to Bathurst Base Hospital. Having only ever been at Hornsby Hospital during my degree, I was overwhelmed with both excitement and anxiety around what was awaiting me.   Luckily, I was able to stayContinue reading “Catching babies in Bathurst”

Thank you to my fellow Midwifery students

Written by Vivienne Connor, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery student As International Day of the Midwife has come and gone, I would like to thank my fellow midwifery students for all they have taught me. Through your stories, our shared experiences and imparted wisdoms, I have learned something from each of you. In our first classes, we wereContinue reading “Thank you to my fellow Midwifery students”

Defenders of Women’s Rights

Sunday 5 May is the International Day of the Midwife! On this day, we recognise the important work that is undertaken by midwives all around the world. The care and services provided by midwives to women throughout all stages of their pregnancy are truly one of a kind. The theme for International Day of the MidwifeContinue reading “Defenders of Women’s Rights”