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Life Lately…

 

Now that we’re over halfway through October, it’s starting to feel a little like we’ve just crested the top of a roller-coaster, in terms of the imminent arrival of our baby… The past few months have plodded along, but now time seems to be picking up pace somewhat!

 


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10 easy midwifery essay writing tips

 

Essays, essays, essays.

 

I mention that dreaded word on this blog quite often – the past few years essays have plagued me more than they ever used to. You may or may not be aware that I received my BA in English & Linguistics years ago before I started my degree in midwifery; back then I actively enjoyed writing essays! These days I find essay writing a lot more arduous, and thought I would share some hints and tips that I used both in my English & Linguistics degree and have been using for my midwifery degree…
 

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Back to normality

 

Hello and greetings from Westcliff! We returned from our holiday on Saturday, both glad to come home and sad to leave our lovely canal boat. We had a lovely time, but now we’re back there’s a lot to get done. I spent some time whilst on holiday revising for my up-and-coming OSCE exams, but now the revision needs to start in earnest! I’m working my way through a mountain of washing, as well as trying to give the flat a spring clean. The usual culprits of Getty submissions, NIPE revision and being back on placement this week means that everything is gearing up to getting crazy once more… But that’s just how life is right now!

 

I’m hoping to post my photo an hour posts for March and April this week, as well as my submissions for #brilliantphotoaday for March. I’m also planning on writing some more midwifery/student midwife content soon, but we’ll see how that pans out with everything else I have on my plate right now..!

 

As always, check out my Flickr or Instagram for daily photos and life snippets. Take care, folks!

Essays, babies, pajamas.

 

A miniature update on current life: I’m struggling my way through the same essay, still (3000/3500 as of a few hours ago); I’ve had my twelfth delivery (and believe me when I say that, that baby was one of the most adorable!) and I’ve spent a lot of time in bed trying to recover from my last stint on placement. I’m tired and I feel completely drained right now, so I’m looking forward to finishing off this essay and resuming normal programming at some point… Until then, check out Flickr, which is probably the most up-to-date, accessible part of my life right now. Take care folks!

Postnatal Ward

 

It’s night-time as we crowd into the handover room,
The day staff look weary but they smile as they discuss their day.
A5, B3, C6 and side rooms 1-4; we scribble on our sheets of paper,
Rhesus negative, AF, BF, 3°, EBL, OBs due at 1215, 0200, 0430.
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Antenatal Ward

 

I’m here to greet you, as you raise your head groggily from your pillow.
I always find myself speaking a little more softly than I feel I should,
But it feels right, today, my voice gently soothing in the morning light.
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Hello 2017.

 

Happy New Year, friends!

 

Let’s not get into the “I can’t believe it’s 2017s!” – I want to concentrate on the year ahead, and consider how I can use 2016 as a springboard for even more awesomeness. Here goes…
 

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Y9/365: Days 85-91

 

Happy Friday, friends! I’ve had a rather lovely, relaxing week so far – only one day on placement (working weekend coming up!) and plenty of time to sort my head out a bit, and of course, organise the flat some more..! Anyway, here goes…


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TILT #193

Good morning friends, and happy Thursday to you all! This post is brought to you from the soft, drowsy lull that comes after a night shift, when my mind is full of everything and nothing, simultaneously.

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Care Work: A Reflection

 

One of the biggest and best decisions in my life to date, is my decision to go into care work. This decision has led me to pursue a career in midwifery and all the experiences I’ve had have taught me the value of respect, dignity, kindness and trust. It has been a big struggle to get to grips with the skills and abilities that go hand-in-hand with caring for people, but it has been a wonderful journey to go through. I would be lying if I said that I’ve enjoyed every second of it, but I’m telling the complete truth when I say that I am so, so pleased that I made the decision to begin my journey in healthcare.


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