Student midwives in Essex farm visit to practice helping ewe

Anglia Ruskin University midwifery students helping out at Perry Green Farm, Bradwell.

Anglia Ruskin University midwifery students helping out at Perry Green Farm, Bradwell. - Credit: Archant

Student midwives from Anglia Ruskin University helped deliver lambs in Bradwell.

Anglia Ruskin University midwifery student Sophie Morris, 20, from Chelmsford, feeding a lamb at Per

Anglia Ruskin University midwifery student Sophie Morris, 20, from Chelmsford, feeding a lamb at Perry Green Farm, Bradwell. - Credit: Archant

The third-year students visited Perry Green Farm where they helped Ruby the ewe give birth to two lambs.

The 11 students worked with farmer Tom Speakman, feeding animals and doing other tasks.

Sophie Morris, 20, said: “It’s really interesting seeing how sheep give birth and the similarities with humans.”

Lecturer Claire Hooks said: “We take the students so they can observe birth and look at similarities – not just in birth itself but recognition, bonding, feeding and pre-birth behaviour.”


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