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  • Midwife
    • What is a Midwife?
      • Midwives play a central role in supporting women through all the stages of their pregnancy journey providing both antenatal and postnatal care. Midwives may be based in hospital maternity units, but an increasing number of midwives work within the community, providing support at local clinics in GP practices, women’s homes.
    • Working Hours
      • Midwives typically work 35 to 40 hours a week and they can work evenings/weekends/bank holidays and they are usually on shifts.
    • Salary
      • A Midwives annual salary is £25,654 to £45,838 a year depending on their level of experience.
    • Responsibilities
      • Give pregnant women advice on issues like healthy eating
      • Explain options like giving birth in hospital or at home
      • Run classes about pregnancy (antenatal) and parenting
      • Check the health of mother and baby during pregnancy
      • Check progress when labour starts
      • Monitor the baby during labour
      • give pain relief or advise on ways to manage pain
      • deliver the baby
        • Give advice to families on caring for their baby
        • Visit people's homes to check on mother and baby
      • Call a doctor if you notice any problems
    • Qualifications Required
      • You can get into this job through a university degree, an apprenticeship or a specialist course run by a professional body
      • You can do a degree in midwifery, approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Council. Full-time courses take 3 years. You may be able to get additional student financial support through the NHS Learning Support Fund. If you already have a degree, you could do a postgraduate midwifery course. The length of time it takes to qualify will vary, depending on the relevance of your degree.
      • Apprenticeship You can do a midwife degree apprenticeship. This typically takes 48 months to complete as a mix of learning in the workplace and academic study at an approved university.
    • Skills Required
      • Knowledge of medicine and neonatal care
      • Sensitivity and understanding
      • Knowledge of Psychology
      • Customer service skills
      • The ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
      • Counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
      • Be thorough and pay attention to detail
      • Thinking and reasoning skills
    • Professional Development
      • You must renew your Nursing & Midwifery Council registration every 3 years to show you're keeping your skills up to date, you could take further training to specialize in areas like ultrasound or neonatal care.
    • Roles
      • provide full antenatal care, including parenting classes, clinical examinations and screening. identify high-risk pregnancies. monitor women and support them during labour and the birthing process. teach new and expectant mothers how to feed, care for and bathe their babies.


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