I tuned into BBC2 again last night and yet again was glued to the 60 mins of The Midwives documentary. I don’t know what it is about these shows but I just find them so fascinating. I had even decided by the end of the programme that I definitely wanted to train and become a Midwife myself! Probably a bit irrational at 10pm at night and I’m having 2nd thoughts this morning! ha
This week they focused on students going through their training at St Marys in Manchester and getting the much needed hands-on experience. How daunting must that be. The 1st internal examination, 1st actual delivery, 1st everything!! It showed, just how much hard work it must be, as there is no rehearsal for these ladies in labour it’s the real deal and the students have to make them feel just as safe and in control as a qualified, 5yrs experienced Midwife.
I don’t know how I would feel if I was asked if a student could carry out examinations on me. If I’m honest it would be un-nerving and would be easier to just say, no I’d rather they didn’t. And then expect someone else to let them practice on them. But they have to learn some how and a trained Midwife is always there with them mentoring them. I guess it’s more scary when they are just newly qualified and left alone for that 1st time. Just like Jess last night, she coped very well though. I liked her.
So did anyone else see it and what did you all think?