Scarborough sixth form students call the midwife

Scarborough Hospital Matron and Supervisor of Midwives Freya Oliver,front with Sixth Form College students,back from left,Becky Hargreaves,Hannah Bateman and Courtney Chapman.Picture by Neil Silk

Scarborough Hospital Matron and Supervisor of Midwives Freya Oliver,front with Sixth Form College students,back from left,Becky Hargreaves,Hannah Bateman and Courtney Chapman.Picture by Neil Silk

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Students from Scarborough Sixth Form College came face-to-face with the realities of childbirth when real-life midwife Freya Oliver paid them a visit.

Mrs Oliver, from Scarborough Hospital, spoke to pupils aiming for the Level Three Diploma in Health and Social Care about the role and responsibilities of a midwife, and shared some of her experiences in the job.

College spokesperson Maria Khan said: “As part of the course we try to invite in as many health care professionals as possible. Many students are unsure exactly which avenue they wish to enter and these talks offer ideas, inspiration and clarification. With the popularity of TV shows Call the Midwife and One Born Every Minute, midwifery is a popular career choice at the moment. Mrs Oliver was able to balance out the TV glamour with the reality.”

Pictured above is Scarborough Hospital supervisor of midwives Freya Oliver, front, with students, from left, Becky Hargreaves, Hannah Bateman and Courtney Chapman.