Did you know that midwives and nurses have among the highest rates for suicide and unhealthy weight ranges in the country by profession? With these concerning statistics its never been more important to self care in a profession where workplace environments are taxing, workloads are increasing and staff are often pushed to their limits. Yet rarely do we see self-care role modelled in the workplace, nor is it really understood for its importance.
It is time this changed, and midwifery is definately placed to be a leading light in this for other health care professions if we so choose. Self -care can be very simple and self motivating once we understand how to integrate it into our daily working and home lives.