Thursday, March 3, 2011

Midwifery Students learning palpation

Those who read this blog will know that I am lecturer at Otago Polytechnic School of Midwifery. I mostly work with students in the first year of the three year direct entry degree programme. On the Wednesday the 16th of March 2011 our students are going to be learning about abdominal palpation. We need women from the community to be available to help our students with this learning. We need women who are pregnant and are 30 weeks or more gestation. This will be the first time most students have ever had the opportunity to feel a baby during pregnancy and to listen to a babies heart beat. It is very exciting for them and this is usually exciting for the women who come forward and offer to help our students learn this technique.
We have students based in the lower North Island in Whangarei, Palmerston North and throughout the Wellington area. We have students in Central Otago, Southland and throughout Dunedin.
If you are pregnant and feel that you would be able to help us with this please contact Carolyn McIntosh, freephone 0800800583. If I do not answer leave full details on my answerphone and I will get back to you. BTW we do offer a small gift of a book token to women who agree to help us in this way, it is not much but it is a wee something to say thank you.


Corrina said...

I am just after a little advice. I am a primary school teacher and wanting to head into midwifery but don't really know where to look or go as I don't know any midwives.
I would really like to go to 'the best' school in New Zealand, and I know its relative and preferential, but if you could offer me some advice, that would be much appreciated.


Carolyn said...

Well naturally i am a little biased Corrina and would have to say Otago however that may be my bias.
It depends a little on what you want and how an where you think you may want to practice in the future. In Otago we have developed a programme which we have developed in collaboration with Christchurch. This programme is a blended learnign programme with a mix of online, face to face in class and small group tutorial group learning. The programme allows students to remain in their local area for study. You can read more about this on my other blog, .
As Victoria University pulled out of midwifery education Otago Polytechnic now provide this same programme in the lower North Island with local lecturers. The other schools are at Wintec in Hamilton and AUT in Auckland. I do not know a lot about how they deliver their programmes. I think the Otago programe has more a rural focus than many of the other programmes around New Zealand.
The Midwifery Council web site also has a lot of information about midwifery education you might find interesting
I hope that is helpful to you Corrina, might see you some time :)

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I learned a little bit of this with my first child, I remember that my wife love that I was in constant contact with she and the baby, this in order to create a connection between the baby and the external world.

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