1. Entrance requirements
A degree in midwifery. To index with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).If you're a registered nurse, you can succeed in 18 months.
You may be able to get NHS funding to pay for your course fees and help with your living expenditures. We believe that pregnancy and birth are normal processes and focus on preventative care to keep moms and babies healthy.
2. Skills essential
Superb communication skills. The capability to inspire trust and confidence. Practical skills to use equipment
3. What you'll do
Most jobs are in the NHS but you could also work in private hospitals and private clinic, or overseas. Your day-to-day tasks could include: Giving pregnant women information on problems like healthy eating.
Enlightening options like giving birth in hospital or at home.
Running classes about pregnancy (antenatal) and parenting.
Checking the health of mother and baby during pregnancy.
During labour, you’ll: Check how labour is rolling. Monitor the baby during labour.
Give pain break or advise on ways to manage pain. Supply the baby.Call a doctor if you notice any difficulties. After the baby's born, you'll give advice to families on caring for their baby.You could also visit people's homes to check on mother and baby.
Starter: £21, 600,Experienced: £31,000 to £41,000 (team managers and higher level midwives),Extremely Experienced: £67,800 (consultant midwives),These figures are a guide.
5. Working hours, patterns and environment
You'll work around 37 hours a week, including evening, weekend and night shifts.You could split your time between working in the community and working in hospitals.