This past week has been another week that has left me clinging to any sense of normality. We normally have a day off mid-week to get our heads around the previous days, tidy our notes etc, but this week we have been in all week and it has left us completely shattered!
It’s good that we are really being forced to push ourselves and force ourselves to work even harder, but at the same time, if I don’t do some laundry soon, I’m gonna run out of pants, and that’s never any fun!
Last week was also one year on from the first baby I ever caught, with the week before being a year from the first baby I ever saw born, which was very sentimental for me. Have a read of my ‘First Catch’ post here, and my ‘First Birth’ post here.
So, here’s what we have been doing this week – literally all week – as you can see, there’s no shortage in material!
- Cardiac Disorders in Pregnancy
- Gestational Age Assessing
- Health Needs Assesment
- Listening and Communication
- Parental Antenatal Education
- Perinatal and Maternal Morbidity
- Rhesus Disease and Anti D
- Jaundice in the Neonate
- Obstructed Labour and Assisted Delivery
On top of that, we also submitted our posters, which I mentioned in last week’s post. These are formative, so they aren’t marked as such, but we are peer-reviewing them for each other – we each get feedback from someone else in the class – so I’ve spent some time doing that this past weekend too.
This was our last really heavy week for a while – this week is a bit more relaxed time-wise, however it is much more revision based and suddenly feels like we are building up to this exam…which is a little bit terrifying if I’m honest….there’s a huge amount to know for this exam!
Image by Steve Zeng
To read last week’s Midwife Mondays, click here: