A Midwife will care and support the mother-to-be and her baby during pregnancy, in childbirth and after the baby is born. They will provide advice, counselling and medical assistance to help deal with emotional and physical issues associated with pregnancy, childbirth and care of the new-born baby. Midwives normally work in shifts which would mean working evenings, nights and weekends.
A degree in midwifery leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. To do the degree you will need at least five GCSE's (A-C) including maths, English and a science subject plus at least two A levels possibly three including a science subject.
- A caring and empathetic nature
- The ability to keep calm in stressful situations
- Good communication skills and the ability to deal with people from different backgrounds
- A good sense of humour
- Physical and mental stamina
£21,000 to £25,500