Jump to content
EB Members studying Nursing/Midwifery
4 replies to this topic
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:13 AM
I've noticed that a pretty high proportion of EB members are studying Nursing or Midwifery (including myself).
Just wondering if anyone has any comments/thoughts on this?
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:19 AM
I did some teaching at UTS this year for first year nursing. From appearances (whatever that's worth, is it possible to tel lif someone has had kids before by just looking at them?!) most of the students seemed pretty young and not yet mums. Didn't notice any baby bumps hehe.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:26 AM
I've just finished my first year of a midwifery degree and I would say that at least two thirds of my cohort have children. I guess it's either good or bad experiences in our own lives that drive us to become better midwives.
I have always wanted to be a midwife but I never thought I would actually get in LOL.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:50 AM
When i went to open day at uni i would say a majority of the people there were mid to late 20's including myself. i guess its a choice. i decided to have my kids first and study afterwards.
i also had no idea what i wanted to be or do. After i had my third child i decided that i want to be a midwife. I had the best midwife. She was so strong and loving. She changed my whole view on birth and nursing in general.
i have had 2 more children since then and im still passionate actually i think im more passionate about midwifery now.
Its great to see so many mums wanting to be nurses/midwives. Its not just a job. its a life and a passion. You cant do nursing/midwifery for money. you have to do it for love.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:36 PM
I certainly think a lot of people get into nursing or midwifery when they are older, and often after having kids is a time that people look for a career change. Just like there is a lot of people that go on to do teaching after they have had their children. For me, I wasn't aware that you could do direct entry midwifery until I had my 3rd child, so it wasn't even an option before that.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.
Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.
The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.
A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.
Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.
My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.
Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.
This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.
It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.
Are you a parent, or are you planning to be? Tell us what you think and you'll go in the draw to win a $500 gift card!
Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.
Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.
One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.
Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.
From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.
While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.
Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.
A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.
Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".
Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.
Top 5 Articles
Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.
The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.
More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.
Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.
A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.
It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.
How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?
A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.
Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.
Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.
Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.
The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).
I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.
Mums returning to work - and yes, dads too - aren't the same as when they left. But that doesn't mean they're not as good as they once were.
How do you create an original pregnancy announcement and gender reveal? You turn to Britney Spears.
When told that they are having a 'big baby', many women have a lot of fears. But those fears are often unfounded.
This bizarre snack takes the cake (of soap) when it comes to weird pregnancy cravings.
Can you spot him in the video? The child who loses his rubber ring, panics, and then almost drowns? It isn't easy.
Yes, I know it's silly. I know all the advice from experts is to use the right terminology from the moment your child can talk. But I just can't.
Bree O'Malley has a cancer diagnosis, a rare blood condition, kidney and liver failure and other complications. And she is pregnant with triplets.
Are you are parent or planning to be? We want to know what you think - let us know and you'll be in the draw to win a $500 gift card.