becoming a midwife? - page 2

I am currently an RN, working in L&D in the US, I am interested in going to UK to work on a temporary assignment but it is my understanding that you must be a midwife to work in L&D? I also heard... Read More

  1. by   karenG
    good luck Franny! I really enjoyed my midder training- you just get such a buzz from delivering babies! the first one I delivered is now 22!! that makes me feel old!

    where are you planning to train?

  2. by   frannybee
    Swansea, if the visa isn't a problem.

    The open day was cancelled. TWO MONTHS AGO! Nobody had thought to come to the hospital from whence they are trying to poach nurses to change the flyer. Poo poo poo. I spent my whole break running between my ward and the uni trying to find something that wasn't on anyway.

    Anyways, I've sent an email to the recruitment officer for some details and maybe a chat, and I've requested an application pack. Hopefully I'll know more next week; the applications close 14/04/03.

    It may be just because I'm clucky, but I can't wait to see babies being born
  3. by   karenG
    Hi Franny

    delivering a baby is the scariest thing I have ever done! its also one of the best...........the look on the parents faces when they see the child for the first time. Its a very precious thing and I am god mother to some of the children I have delivered. there is nothing quite like it.

  4. by   Orca
    Franny, just wondering where in Wales you might be nursing. I have friends in the Baglan-Port Talbot area, and am considering relocating to the area. My wife is also considering enrolling in the midwife programme at the University of Wales in Swansea - sounds like you might be in the general area.
  5. by   frannybee
    I'm in Swansea, and yes, it's the same course. It's gorgeous here and it's only going to get better as the summer approaches. PM me if you have specific questions about the area and the hospitals.
  6. by   Whisper
    Another victim, of midwifery poaching nurses....

    Well that is how one of my lecturers phrased it when I was still gushing about when I spent a day with a midwife, Heck I never even saw a babay born, and I was so giddy.

    Now seriously thinking about doing my midwifery if/when I qualify, plus it will count as a secondment, So if/when I am doing the training I would be paid as a D grade SN.

    Some serious thoughts to ponder... Especially as I still have no real and specific idea where I want to specialise.
  7. by   Huq
    Hello Karen G

    A little reminder. Babies are born. Mothers are delivered.
  8. by   karenG
    oops- its been a while since I delivered anyone! sorry!

  9. by   OzNurse69
    Originally posted by Huq
    Hello Karen G

    A little reminder. Babies are born. Mothers are delivered.
    Maybe so in the US, but over here we say we deliver babies.....

    May not be grammatically correct, but a lot of things you Yanks say, we don't agree with either!!
  10. by   Huq
    Maybe so in the US! Don't let location confuse you.
    I am a British Subject living in the US, but my training was in England. I am a nurse/midwife with a midwifery teaching diploma and I can assure you that you deliver mothers.