I always knew that working within the care setting would be for me, but I didn’t expect to love midwifery quite to this extent. I adore working in partnership with women and their families, learning about the physiology of pregnancy and facilitating the birth of a new life.
I am really pleased that I chose to attend the University of Suffolk as I have great relationships with my lecturers and I am learning from their vast expertise, alongside getting to practice with the local midwifery teams. The friendships I made on the course are also very uplifting; as student midwives we have become a small family and we are all so supportive of one another.
My personal journey has been slightly unique, in that during the course I’ve set up a midwifery-specific Instagram account which led to me forming my very own business and online shop. I’ve always had an artistic side, and this has now translated into midwifery as I sell my revision posters, flashcards and organisation tools to other students at other universities across the world. I’m also blogging about my student experiences in the hope of helping others on their own route to becoming a midwife.
Midwifery is constantly evolving, and I truly believe that we are preparing for a job with lifelong learning opportunities. My passion to advocate for women, promote positivity and empower others will continue for several years and it’s pretty exciting to see where this journey will take me next. I honestly can’t think of a profession more incredible than the one I’m training for!