Teacher, role model, mentor, positive influence
Teachers can have a profound effect on us all, both good and bad. In this paper the effect two individual midwives had on Margaret Murphy's evolution as a midwife will be examined. They were very different: one was formal and the other informal; the classroom was the setting for one, the clinical area for the other; each had her own unique style and way of looking at the world; they were very different in manner and in approach. However they shared a philosophy of women centred, normal birth which they espoused in all aspects of their working lives.