Midwifery courses offer a direct route for students wishing to pursue a career as a midwife. Students will receive both an academic and professional qualification. During the course you will develop practical skills in midwifery with 50% of the programme allocated to supervised practice. Whilst this is a career-focussed degree, there are a number of research, teaching and management roles available. Midwives have the option of working in the community and hospitals, in a range of counselling, support and education roles.
Midwives occupy a special position in the health care profession. They have one of the most important and responsible jobs possible - bringing new life into the world and ensuring that the health of the baby and mother are monitored at all times. Midwives are invaluable and more
Midwives care for and support pregnant women, their partners and babies, before, during and after the birth. Some midwives give pre-conception advice, however, they usually support the mother after pregnancy has been confirmed. Their work includes: monitoring the health of the mother and baby with physical examinations and ultrasound scanners; counselling the mother on issues such as healthy eating or giving up smoking; and explaining the mother’s options, for example, regarding natural childbirth, pain controlling drugs, hospital or home delivery. Midwives run antenatal and parenting...more
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