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#1 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

I highly recommend 'The Midwives' a documentary on the ABC on Thursday nights.

Episodes 1 and 2 are online.

#2 Lokum

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

Agreed. It shows them under incredible pressure, in ratios and sheer volume of patients. I woud hate to be a number in that system. It portrays less of a one-on-one midwife-patient relationship than One Born Every Minute, and much more about pressure on the working day of a midwife or matron.

#3 Goggie

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

I don't belong in here but I have been watching.

How cute was the midwife that had just graduated? I was so proud of her!

#4 mumto3beauties

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

Thank you so much for this! will be watching eps 1 and 2 tonight when kiddies are in bed.  biggrin.gif

#5 crazyforkids

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

its awesome. i love the births on one born every minute but i love the pressure and reality of the midwife.

i wish our teaching was hospital driven. those training midwives will have so much experience under their belts before they graduate.

#6 Copper and May

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

I love it and I know it is about the midwives, but I would love to see them teaching the mums to breastfeed the babies.

#7 Milamum09

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

I am really enjoying it too. One of the first year students, Chloe I think, seems really confident and mature for her age.

I really didn't like the midwive with the short blonde hair at the beginning of episode 1. I understand you need to be firm but she was downright rude. I think someone having #5 knows when they are in labour!!!!

#8 Le-a

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:24 AM

I just watched the first ep on iView last night!

What a great show. I'm looking forward to watching the second episode tonight.

#9 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

QUOTE (Catherine27 @ 24/02/2013, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i wish our teaching was hospital driven. those training midwives will have so much experience under their belts before they graduate.

That's what I love about my course - its a 'clinical school model', so from week 4 of the semester we are in the hospital 2 days a week.
Next semester it goes up to 3 days a week and in the final semester we will be full time, mirroring a real nursing roster (including nights)


#10 premmie

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

Thanks I've just watched episode 2! While little ones were sleeping, lovely

#11 crazyforkids

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE (Exhaustedbuthappy @ 24/02/2013, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's what I love about my course - its a 'clinical school model', so from week 4 of the semester we are in the hospital 2 days a week.
Next semester it goes up to 3 days a week and in the final semester we will be full time, mirroring a real nursing roster (including nights)



wow thats awesome. i would of loved to do it that way. i have you have a wonderful time. it would be the best experience ever original.gif

#12 daisyt

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

I love the show too, but don't think it compares
to 'one born every minute'   original.gif

#13 Purelle

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

Hi what's the link so I can watch them.


#14 CocobeanLillylove

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:07 PM

I am enjoying it too. I agree with the PP who mentioned Chloe. She seems so mature and confident for her age -18. I think she will make a wonderful midwife.

#15 RHJ

Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (Purelle @ 24/02/2013, 11:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi what's the link so I can watch them.

http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/31059

I too LOVE this show. I also like it much more than OBEM as I think it is a more realistic showing of the pressure put on the midwives (rather than us all just sitting down drinking tea and eating cake that is so often shown on OBEM).

I loved the student midwives show, It really seemed to compare to my experience as a student midwife (we did the 2 days a week model from 2nd year, then a 4 week consolidation block in last semester 3rd year). Can't wait to be in Jess's shoes, on my first ever shift in a few weeks!

#16 Purelle

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

Thanks for the link RHJ I'm totally hooked!!! I've watched both episodes already. It's really got me wanting a vbac now. I just wish I could have a one on one midwife like last time. I'm in a different town now though and know I won't get that support here. sad.gif my ob wants me to have a c section to minimise trauma, but I'm keen for vbac. Hmmm we ill see wink.gif




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