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Being A Student Midwife: Hannah’s Journey

Being A Student Midwife: Hannah’s Journey

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Hi! I’m Hannah and I met Lynsey through teaching hypnobirthing. I am a final year student midwife and hypnobirthing teacher at Reframing Birth in East Sussex. Lynsey asked me to write about my journey to becoming a midwife so I will do exactly that, I hope it is interesting and anyone thinking of taking the leap is inspired to do so! Going into a caring profession had always been a priority for me, but it wasn’t until I started my A Levels that I truly considered midwifery. I thought I wanted to be a nurse, so was a volunteer in the hospital for several years. I helped on the wards, did women’s nails and gave hand massages, keeping the elderly company and just generally being an extra pair of hands.…
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Autumn Inspiration

Autumn Inspiration

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I don’t know why, but I’ve always loved this time of year. I find it a time of ‘slowing down’ just a little, warm cosy nights in and a time of reflection and inspiration. The gorgeous colour of the leaves, the changes in nature and the countdown to Christmas – I find It magical. I’ve been having a think about lots of things today, mainly how privileged I am to have the job that I do. Yes, I’m making some exciting changes and heading in a bit of a new direction and at the heart is still what I love – midwifery. I really do meet some of the loveliest, most inspirational people you could ever imagine. I may only be with a lady for a short time, like in…
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Induction? Nooooo don’t do it!

Induction? Nooooo don’t do it!

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So this week in The Little Birth Company Community we have been talking about place of birth, home, MLU or hospital and this has led on to the sharing of some great birth stories involving Induction. It’s an interesting one because historically my reaction when anyone would share with me they were going to be induced was usually, ‘Nooooo don’t do it’, in my head of course! Now don’t get me wrong I still totally advocate that when possible a physiological birth is the way to go, but in the awesome community of women that we support in The Little Birth Company it is so reassuring to hear that for those women who have been induced so many of them report back a positive birth experience as a result of…
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