Midwife Mondays 78: Uterine Inversion and Essay Time!

Last week was another busy one. And that’s saying something given that we were only actually in uni one day.

Last week we were on a kind of study leave. Our deadline for our Public Health Essay is the 23rd and so we have been working hard trying to get this all finished. I wanted to get mine done way ahead of time – the idea of not finishing it until the week of the deadline makes me feel a little bit sick, so I spent all week desperately trying to get words on a page – as you will know if you follow me on instagram and saw my insta stories (which I’m trying to do a lot more of so if you’re interested in the day-to-day life of a student midwife and blogger who loves to cook, gimme a follow!)

Other than spending hours and hours at a time sitting at my desk, writing away, I also spent one morning in the skills lab at uni.

We had a session on uterine inversion, another emergency covered by our Emergency Midwifery Skills module, and then finished the session with a revision session on newborn life support. It feels like it’s been a while since we first learnt all the newborn life support stuff and when they said we were going to be doing it I felt a huge wave of panic come over me – I’ve just not had a chance to look over it since we did it for the first time – I’m never that underprepared! But I needn’t have worried – I remembered much more than I thought I would and left the session feeling so much more confident for our newborn life support practical exam in about 6 weeks time!

The rest of the week was spent with my head in textbooks and my hands on the keyboard trying to get my essay finished. I’ll keep you guys posted on how it all went!

Image by Alexander Filonchik

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