What I love about studying midwifery is the opportunity to meet a variety of people on placement: women, their families and other members of staff. I’m very grateful as a student to be in a snippet of a family’s new exciting chapter, whether it being during pregnancy at an antenatal appointment or visiting them for their postnatal visit at home.
I’m a member of the Midwifery Society, who organise events for students to increase our learning and opportunities. For example, the society last year organised hypnobirthing courses through a company and I’m now a qualified hypnobirthing teacher which I feel will benefit the women I care for. I’m also part of the Ambassador team where I represent the university and meet students from schools and colleges, and inspire them about ARU and student life.
In my spare time, I try to catch-up with family and friends as much as I can. But also I must admit, I’m guilty to a lazy day to re-charge my batteries.
Something interesting about myself: Well from my name, you may be able to tell I have Italian in my family. Although I’ve been asked before if I was Spanish, which I will take as I’m quite pasty! I’m half Italian, but unfortunately don’t speak much Italian which is a bit of a let-down. But it’s never too late to learn though!