I have set up this podcast on the back of a passion for wanting to shake up the birthing world, with my belief that student midwives, our future Midwifery workforce, has the power to do this. I believe in YOU, I believe in your abilities, your passion and your drive and I want to make sure you never let anyone try to dull your sparkle. I want this podcast to be your hope, your support and your inspiration where ever you are on your journey into Midwifery.
This episode brings exciting news about my new online course that is coming soon!! If you want to be the first to hear about the course, as well as gain access to exclusive free sneak peak at the first module, then sign up to my mailing list at https://mailchi.mp/fa21bb267589/themidwifecoachmailinglist
I am fresh out of 10 days of Dynamo Doula training with Angel Phoenix Arsenal AKA @the_angela_gallo on IG and I am experiencing ALL OF THE FEELS. It has fired me up so much and I feel like I am currently stood on the edge of something (haven’t worked out what yet) that is going to cause such a huge shift and change in my life but also in the birthing world. This course was not just doula training, infact we didn’t learn any of the usual stuff you’d see in typical doula training, it was about bringing humanity back to the human experience, from birth to death and everything in between. It’s about learning to love ourselves so that we can love others. It’s about living in our natural state of ecstasy, something we are capable of creating when we care for ourselves in the right ways. Also some pretty big news to share with you, that I hope you will see as a positive step, it’s me living my commitment to my mission
This episode comes with a trigger warning as I talk about baby loss and suicidal thoughts. This is my story of post traumatic stress triggered after a difficult day on placement, the subsequent difficulty of accessing the right help and diagnosis and finally the profound impact of the continuity of support received as a student from a team of caseload midwives. How love, support and encouragement from likeminded midwives aided my healing and made me the midwife I am today. If you have been affected by anything in this episode please talk to someone, reach out to your personal tutor, mentor or anyone that you feel safe talking to at the university or placement. You can access support through the Samaritans on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. SANDS charity have some great resources for anyone effected by loss including birth professionals that I also found very helpful, they currently have a leaflet you can access online titled ‘Supporting Midwives Supporting Parents’. As always, please reach out to me if you wanted to share anything or talk, my email is email@example.com or you can find me on Instagram @michalamarling
Being a student can without a doubt be stressful at times, but there are some really simple (and free) ways that we can help combat that and help ourselves to feel more calm. As always please do reach out, get in touch if you want to talk or share your tips with others. Or if you have a topic you would like me to cover please shout, after all this podcast is about YOU. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can find me on Instagram @michalamarling
This episode is about bullying and I’m hoping sharing this story will help those who have carried the impact of bullying into adult life. You deserve better, you deserve to relearn to love yourself and appreciate who you are, and that it is possible to undo the learned behaviour of self loathing and self depreciation. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY WAY!! ❤️ as always do get in touch if you’d like to chat more, my email is email@example.com
Self care is not selfish, self care is a priority. Before you can look after women, before you can help them step into their power, you need to do that for YOURSELF!! Prioritise you and the care you are able to provide and the learning you experience will be a more positive experience. See self care like you see sleep and food and hydration, they are a NECESSITY, they are NOT a luxury!! I highly recommend looking up Erika & Angel and having a listen to their podcasts, you will NOT regret it. Erika’s is called ‘The Confidence Chronicles’ and Angel’s is ‘Slaying the Status Quo in Total Style’... both of these women are changing the world for women around the globe, they are epic and you will ADORE them!! If you want to get in touch you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org ❤️
I thought I would kick off this podcast starting at the beginning, the story of me getting into Midwifery and smashing through the walls of doubt that some people put up in front of me. I never once questioned if I was doing the right thing, not once in the 8 years it took me to finally reach my goal. I hope this episode will be a little bit of inspiration for those who are starting out with their applications that I know will be being prepared as I type this and I want to send you all my love. YOU’VE GOT THIS!!!! If you want to get in touch my email is email@example.com or you can find me over on Instagram @michalamarling ❤️