Judith writes – my work outside the UK was ably supported by Work the World personnel both at home and in Ghana.
Support from UK Birth Centres was forthcoming as my new employer.
Exposure to midwifery practice where the midwife is fulfilling her role allowed me personally to regain myself as a practitioner – focussing on the important elements of practice and skill; adapt to the environment (what is actually essential?); accept criticism and praise; be taught and teach; assume credibility as a practitioner with renewed belief in the central role and importance of the midwife.
Respect for midwives and medical staff abounds.
The blogs that will follow over the coming weeks will convey just a glimpse of their daily challenges to which I was briefly exposed.