My Second Masters Module "Facilitating Complex Childbirth"

The second module for my master's course was the next compulsory module, "Facilitating Complex Childbirth". I shared my thoughts prior to starting and I was so excited. I have to say, I am really impressed and have been throughout the whole course. Each week was a new topic, which allowed in depth exploration of subjects that I haven't particularly covered before. I think as a clinical midwife, I do now appreciate them more as I can relate it to experiences in reality and picture the presentations. 

The content was released in advance so I was able to do two week's worth at a time which was really good for me, as I went away or had plans or some of the week's. I really love the flexibility that comes with further education. 

I also managed to get flexible working approved at work which means I now have every Wednesday off. It made such a difference to be able to attend the live sessions each week. It was great to be able to interact with the module leads and even more so, the other cohort members. Having those discussions and debates was so interesting. It was a unique environment, where a lot of senior midwives with such a vast array of experiences can discuss and share their perspectives. 

Some of the topics included: mental health, disability, diabetes, haemoglobinopathies, respiratory conditions and application to public services. I really enjoyed the discussions regarding diabetes and mental health the most. However, the cultural debates associated with some of the topics were also eye opening.