Unpacking Traumatic Experiences

4 hours CME

As midwives we are there for women and their families throughout some incredible experiences, and that is just delicious food for our souls.

Sometimes though, things don't go well and we are with women experiencing trauma, grief, and even death.

How do WE cope?

How do we know how to pick up and carry on?

How do we know how to work with women and families when their experiences are traumatic?

Have you ever had that day where you ran from a severe postpartum haemorrhage straight back to a happily breastfeeding mum?

Have you resuscitated a very poorly newborn then headed home to your family - with not a care in the world?

I think, and many agree, that as midwives we hold onto trauma, and we don't deal with things sometimes, and that can lead to exhaustion, burnout, and just being flat and compassion spent.

Give yourself a gift and join us on this course - it is for us as midwives - to help figure out what we do in those times when things have gone really bad.

From grief, to guilt, to numb... let's come back out the other side!

Your Instructor

Jane Townsend
Jane Townsend


Welcome to Simply Midwifery and Healthcare Professional Education and Development.

These online professional education and development courses are designed with you in mind.

As a nurse then midwife of 29 years (2020) I know what it is like to keep up and keep progressing year after year. We want to learn the latest information, revisit that which we know, but sometimes life takes over and where do we find the time?

That is why these online courses have been designed to bridge the gap between the wanting to do and the doing.

Relevant, relatable, timely and full of thought provoking practice issues, my hope is that "continuing education" and meeting your professional development needs is enjoyable and inspiring.

We keep up to date with what is new or challenging in our professional and practice lives, and aim to provide up to the minute courses that meets varying individual needs.

Got an idea for a course? Something you think we can do with knowing more about? Let us know!

I have practised as a nurse, as a midwife, and spent quite a few years as a clinical educator in undergrad and postgrad education and development here in NZ. Apparently I am pretty good at educating - thanks! :)

I discovered recently that I "lead with blue and yellow" ... meaning I love data, information, getting deep into it, making sense of it, and sharing it (blue), and that I also love to engage with people ALOT! (yellow). And that I also have green when it matters - so I also care - which is good to know ;)

Many thanks


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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