Speaker: Felicity Finn
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Midwives are amazing at empowering women to birth naturally but forget to empower themselves to take care of their own wellbeing. Recent research done in a busy maternity unit in the UK shows how simply midwives can care for themselves effectively in very busy work environments. Simple effective strategies can be used to look after our bodies all through the shift to strengthen, restore, rehydrate and support the body. Also vitally important is the prioritising of personal wellbeing due to its impact on the quality of care provided. Ultimately women benefit from how we care for ourselves, hence its importance needs to be emphasised.