As we rapidly approach the time for fireworks, hot chocolate & cosy nights in for two, we have a rough idea of what the outcome of this can be and what will most likely be happening in about 9 months’ time… By all accounts, September is typically one of the busiest months of the year for many midwives so we hope you’re not too exhausted right now and wonder if you are looking forward to quieter months ahead – but does such a thing exist in the world of midwifery?
As there were 696,271 live births in England and Wales in 2016, we would guess not. Plus with work patterns that include weekends, evenings and bank holidays caring for women and their families throughout all stages of pregnancy, the ability to multitask would appear to be one of the many expectations of a midwife. And yet, according to statistics, midwives are amongst some of the happiest and most satisfied workers in the UK despite regular headlines highlighting staffing shortages, pay issues and workloads that would seem to be beyond manageable to most. (*)
It has been reported that midwives often describe their role as ‘privileged’ due to being a part of all stages of pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. (**) Parents all over the UK are grateful to midwives for their contribution to pregnancy and childbirth experiences and for the significant amount of work that is undertaken to maintain and improve the quality and safety of maternity services and perinatal outcomes.
As a way to say thank you for being so outstanding we would like to offer you the opportunity to win one of our extremely popular complete midwifery sets which includes all of the following: stethoscope, sphygmomanometer, pinard, tourniquet, fob watch, pen torch, face shield, dressing scissors, artery forceps, hand sanitiser & utility scissors.
To be in with a chance of winning one of the Timesco complete midwifery sets please send an email to: Kirsti.Martin@timesco.com including your name, email address and a few words to tell us why you would like to win a Timesco complete midwifery set by 31st October 2017. The winner will be chosen at random and will be notified by email by 30th November 2017.
Timesco offer a one stop shop for all of your medical device requirements within midwifery with a wide range of products available including: dopplers, scales, fob watches, pulse oximeters, thermometers, stethoscopes & sphygmomanometers, tourniquets and diagnostic equipment.
Don’t forget that midwives and other frontline healthcare workers are being urged to have the seasonal flu jab this winter to help protect themselves and those they care for. It’s important for you to look after yourselves too as you spend so much of your time caring for others.