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    Default Midwifery and needles

    I DESPERATELY want to study midwifery but have a serious aversion to (being given) needles ...

    Has anyone had the same aversion but gone on to complete the course? Did you find it easy to overcome?

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    Im a nurse and hate having needles but giving them is MUCH easier i promise!

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    do you have the aversion to having needles stuck into you? or just being stuck into anything in general?

    (aka - are you concerned about needing to be upto date with vaccinations etc or about how you'll go taking blood/giving vaxes etc)
    i haven't had a phobia so i can't really comment on personal experience however

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazza78 View Post
    Im a nurse and hate having needles but giving them is MUCH easier i promise!
    I hope so!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
    do you have the aversion to having needles stuck into you? or just being stuck into anything in general?

    (aka - are you concerned about needing to be upto date with vaccinations etc or about how you'll go taking blood/giving vaxes etc)
    i haven't had a phobia so i can't really comment on personal experience however
    I don't like being given them so wondering if it'll be difficult giving them to someone else iykwim ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Me&MrMagoo View Post
    I don't like being given them so wondering if it'll be difficult giving them to someone else iykwim ...
    i used to HATE having needles of any kind. and i HATED watching them at all (not a phobia, but i certainly didn't like it).

    And i remember, the first few times i saw an epidural i felt soo queasy, and i'd try to avoid doing so - but one time when i said 'oh no, that's ok, i've seen them done before, but i don't enjoy watching' the mw responded with 'keep watching till they dont' bother you anymore.
    So i did. and while i still feel bad for the woman when i see it (i've seen a few icky spinals recently ) i am totally capable of watching.

    and after watching an epidural be put in, injections and blood taking are SOOOO easy to watch/do in comparison.

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    Yuck....this has put me off having an epidural with this bub! Although I think I might change my mind when the time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
    i used to HATE having needles of any kind. and i HATED watching them at all (not a phobia, but i certainly didn't like it).

    And i remember, the first few times i saw an epidural i felt soo queasy, and i'd try to avoid doing so - but one time when i said 'oh no, that's ok, i've seen them done before, but i don't enjoy watching' the mw responded with 'keep watching till they dont' bother you anymore.
    So i did. and while i still feel bad for the woman when i see it (i've seen a few icky spinals recently ) i am totally capable of watching.

    and after watching an epidural be put in, injections and blood taking are SOOOO easy to watch/do in comparison.
    OMG thank you!! There IS hope for me doing this course!!

    I want to do the study then work in clinics in my husbands country - the care is abhorrent ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LollyDolly View Post
    Yuck....this has put me off having an epidural with this bub! Although I think I might change my mind when the time comes.
    sorry?...
    i'm not trying to put anyone off having them if that's what they choose.

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    No thats ok :-) I am just a little scared after my first one!


 

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