Midwives are health professionals which providers offer care to childbearing women during their pregnancy, labour and birth, and during the postpartum period. The role of a midwife is varied, and each day is usually different depending if whether you are conducting prenatal, antenatal or postnatal appointments, or attending a birth.
It is now possible to train as a midwife without becoming a nurse first and this is known as Bachelor of Midwifery and a Masters of Midwifery Practice
The general pathway to become a midwife in Australia is to complete a Bachelor of Midwifery, or a nursing degree and postgraduate midwifery qualification.
- Problem Solving
- Team Player
- AHPRA Registration
- Post Natal Care
- AHPRA Midwifery Endorsement
- Patient Care
- Physical, psychological and process of pregnancy and birth
You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;
- Registered Nurse
Midwives who are also nurses can look to specialise and become a Maternal Child Health Nurse.