I can remember the district nurse riding around on her bicycle, dinging her bell when the kids got in her way, her little black bag perched neatly on the back of her bag. It was intriguing to me, who have always wanted to be a midwife since I was very small and before I knew the meaning of the word. Her black bag was off limits to anyone but the midwife, I could hear jingling and rattling and it was a complete mystery.
Now we have a car which has a trunk full of equipment we may need, sonicaids, stethoscopes, ambu-bags in case baby needs oxygen, emergency IV fluids and drips etc., we carry so much more than midwives portrayed in the series 'Call the Midwife."
This interesting article is taken from the Guardian newspaper and I enjoyed watched the series very much.