Are you a midwife ? Do you work where birth takes place ? Instead of Delivery Suite , or Birth Centre imagine where we are born as humans being called “The start of life suite”
Good morning welcome to the place where life begins”……….Today you will meet someone who has just arrived on our planet someone vulnerable yet mighty – someone who cannot talk yet who ommunicates brilliantly – a person who has primitive instinctual behaviours from centuries embedded into their brain and someone who’s ultimate survival relies wholly on love – words directed to this persons mother and family will impact on his/her future more than you could dare to imagine-so choose your words wisely – be kind -be proud to see the moment of birth and celebrate the wonder of life ❤️
You are a birth worker – do not take your role too lightly – avoid complacency . You might forget temporarily where you are when thoughts of mandatory training , emergency drills , shifts , study days, jobs to do how others treat you and how you treat others, the organisation you work for , tiredness , how others do their job or do not do their job – but reground yourself and remember that your role is precious-You are entrusted to protect a newborns transition from intra utero life.
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My passion is to encourage all staff globally who work in maternity services to challenge separation of the mother and newborn and rethink skin to skin contact in any birth setting❤️
I am also constantly thinking about how we can best facilitate skin to skin contact especially in operative births and/or when a woman is taken to the operating theatre post-birth for any procedures.
Skin to skin at birth is non-repeatable,once in a lifetime chance. I also want birth-workers, women and families to consider how long a newborn has been out of skin to skin contact. My work is inspired by Dr Nils Bergman - he motivated me to start blogging and tweeting about #SkinToSkin contact .
I also talk a lot about courage and compassion two values which for me belong together especially in today’s NHS - I present around the UK helping future midwives and midwives by giving strategy advice on being a midwife in today’s NHS .
I am also very interested in leadership and what it entails - leadership isn’t about being “in charge” but helping others , raising others , being compassionate, kind and having integrity- it’s a lifestyle ❤️
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