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Ep 56 Giliane McKelvin on Cross-Cultural Midwifery: Insights from Malta and the UK, and Traumatic Childbirth
Ep 56 (ibit.ly/Re5V) Giliane McKelvin on Cross-Cultural Midwifery: Insights from Malta and the UK, and Traumatic Childbirth
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What if you could gain firsthand insights into the world of midwifery from someone who has practiced in two different countries? Join us for an enlightening conversation with our guest, Giliane McKelvin, a midwife from Malta who shares her experiences practicing midwifery in both her home country and the UK. Discover the cultural and operational differences between the two countries, as well as the challenges Giliane faced when moving to the UK.
In this episode, we discuss the critical topic of traumatic childbirth and its long-lasting effects on women. Learn how Giliane's mother's experience inspired her journey into midwifery, and explore the findings from her Masters research on the subject. We also chat about maintaining mental and physical health during challenging times, such as Giliane's PhD studies in the UK, and how she managed to find a balance between work, study, and self-care.
Finally, don't miss our engaging discussion on the impact of birth plans, the importance of a midwife's presence, and the correlation between these factors and the overall birth experience. Giliane shares insights from her PhD research and the challenges she faced in recruiting women for her study. We also touch on the significance of creating psychological fidelity in simulated education and the ways in which midwives can adapt and grow in their practice.
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