Could midwifery be for you?

ANYONE who is considering training to be a midwife is invited to spend a day with midwives at Yeovil District Hospital.

The trust is holding a series of midwifery career days throughout 2014 in the hospital’s academy.

The careers days are aimed at students aged 16 and above who are keen to pursue a career as a midwife.

Sara Stride, midwifery practice educator, said: “We frequently receive requests for work experience placements in maternity, which we are not able to provide due to the sensitive nature of our work.

"These events provide the opportunity to meet some of the midwives and current student midwives who are based in the maternity department.”

Each day will provide an opportunity to learn more about antenatal and postnatal screening; the specialist roles undertaken by midwives and will provide an overview of the midwives role in birth and infant feeding.

There will be practical sessions and there will also be advice on applying for university to study for midwifery.

There is a £50 charge for the day to cover costs and lunch is included.

Full details, including dates and how to apply are available from Elaine Cox in the Yeovil Academy.

To contact Elaine email elaine.cox@ydh.nhs.uk or call 01935-384529.

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