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So excited!! Im going to prison!!!

Discussion in 'General Midwifery Discussions' started by peanut2, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. peanut2

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    I have my elective coming up in october and we had a meeting about it today. I have had what I wanted for do for ages but didn't think it was possible. At my uni you can either go abroad or stay in the UK. Going abroad is not possible for me as i have a family (and no money) but i fancied something different.

    So my idea that i thought was impossible was to go to Holloway prison. I thought it was impossible for a few reasons, first being I didnt think the uni would allow it, but they were really supportive. Next was commuting and i cant really stay up there, but after research found I could commute and it would take about 2.5 hours each way. Finally was money, the travel cost (which we dont get back) would work out nearly £100 a week!! However, just spoke to my brother who was the only person I had told and he owns a company and he said him and the directors would like to sponser me and pay all my costs. I could have cried! Its now possible and im so happy and excited!

    Im off to prison!!!!!! :clap:
     
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    Toadinthehole Well-Known Member

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    That's great peanut2, but I have to ask, what does a midwife get up to in prison?? xxx
     
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    At Holloway they have a mother and baby unit. Im not completely sure of all the details but they provide antenatal care, postnatal care, not sure about labours?? Unfortunatly some women who do enter the prison service are pregnant and need the same antenatal care as anyone else.
     
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    Wow, sounds a really interesting elective placement :) xxx
     
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    Wow, that's so nice of your brother!
    I know it's a long way off till it's my turn to choose an elective placement but i've always said i'd like to go to a prison too! Or something to do with teenagers.
    Keep us updated on it. xxx
     
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    Thats really lovely of him and that kind of placement sounds like it would really be an insight into an area of postnatal and antenatal care that you wouldn't normally get to experience. xxx
     
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    I will do Lozz, I too am interested in teenage pregnancy but my community mentor is also the teenage pregnancy midwife, so am lucky enough to get that experience every time im with her!!
     
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    Exactly, that is why I want to do it!

    Sorry I dont know how to do multiple quotes hence why i replied to you both in seperate posts lol
     
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    Wow! that sounds fab and different, cant wait to hear what you get up to, you will have to blog it!
    xxxx
     
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    Thats amazing! Sounds so interesting!! x
     
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