Working three nights in a row as a UK Midwife: Video

So, I’ve got another video to share with you guys!

I did three nights in a row last week and so thought, seeing as I get so many requests to share what I do for night shifts and how I get through them, it would be a good one to share!

Three in a row is never easy, and this was no exception, but I think I’m getting a little more used to it now.

I try to sleep a little in the afternoon before my first night if I can, then doze a little on my break. In this case, by first night didn’t follow either of these – I just couldn’t sleep! But I certainly made up for it when I got home!

Nights are always tough on your body, but I just try to look after myself as much as possible. I sleep when I can and eat when I feel that I need to…for me, I have breakfast before my shift and then have dinner on my break; other people have dinner before they start and have breakfast on their break. I think it’s completely individual as to what works for you!

If you have any questions about night shifts, please leave them in the comments below and I will do a Q+A soon!

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  • Reply
    January 20, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Hi Rosie!
    I’m so glad to come across your blog. I’m a writer who immigrated to Australia 20 years ago. I’m currently writing a novel where the protagonist is a UK midwife. Of course I’d like to get the facts correct so I’ve been googling a lot (how I found your blog). Would you be able to tell me how many night shifts in a row is the maximum a midwife can work? I’d be so grateful!

    • Reply
      Rosie | A Girl On A Journey
      January 28, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      If you drop me an email, I’d be happy to offer my insight. I’m over on Best of luck! Rosie x

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