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P1xievampr
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I'm looking to volunteer at a breastfeeding group of some sort. My local one is online at the moment, however I've emailed them and asked if i could shadow in any way, no reply. I need some experience for midwifery which I'm hoping to get into next year. Any other ideas? Plus I'm under 18, so some places won't let me volunteer.
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Where do you live? You could ask for a short term placement in a maternity unit as some hospital accept this is you are interested in taking that route.
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My local NHS Trust is not allowing placements at the moment, plus if i applied, it would take about 6 months to even be considered. Way past when my application is due.
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Do Midwifery courses require work experience that directly relates to working with pregnant/ postnatal women or is experience in other types of health and social care roles sufficient? Because I know volunteers are being accepted elsewhere.
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Have you contacted the NCT https://www.nct.org.uk/ to see if there's anything they could offer you?
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(Original post by Cancelled Alice)
Do Midwifery courses require work experience that directly relates to working with pregnant/ postnatal women or is experience in other types of health and social care roles sufficient? Because I know volunteers are being accepted elsewhere.
It doesn't have to be specific. It can be in a health and social care setting
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Have you contacted the NCT https://www.nct.org.uk/ to see if there's anything they could offer you?
What should I say?
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(Original post by P1xievampr)
What should I say?
Expain that you're hoping to train as a midwife and are looking for some experience. Say would like to attend one of their ante-natal classes/speak to an ante-natal teacher/speak to a breastfeeding counsellor -or ask what they could offer
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