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.
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!”
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!”
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”
In honour of International Day of the Midwife, Bachelor of Midwifery student Sarah reflects on what it means to be with woman.
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”
Written by Jennifer Goth, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery student In first year, when I discovered the possibility of doing a rural placement, I knew I was going. I wanted to go remote and have a cultural experience, so I chose to go to Nhulunbuy in East Arnhem Land. Nhulunbuy is 1000km east of Darwin and takesContinue reading “Going rural: my unforgettable experience at Nhulunbuy”
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”
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”
Written by Betty Holland, current Bachelor of Midwifery student There has been a great deal of academic research into “continuity of care” in a midwifery context. Put simply, if you are going to have a baby, this means that the same midwife looks after you throughout your pregnancy, is there for your birth and looks afterContinue reading “Continuity of care – great for women and student midwives!”