carreer image Midwives provide invaluable expertise and care to women and their families, throughout pregnancy, labour and for the first few days after a baby’s birth.

Midwives are experts and lead other healthcare professionals during normal childbirth. The responsibilities of midwives are diverse. You’ll provide full antenatal care, including preparation for parenthood, clinical examinations and screening, identify women with high-risk pregnancies, monitor women and support them during labour and the birthing process. You will also teach new and expectant mothers how to feed, care for and bathe their babies before handing over their ongoing care to a health visitor between ten days and one month after the baby’s birth.

Midwives work in clinics, hospitals and at people’s homes, supporting women to ensure they get the care and help they need.

Midwives provide care and support to women and their families while pregnant, throughout labour and during the period after a baby’s birth.

Nursery nurses or assistants look after pre-school age children.

Maternity support workers assist midwives in caring for women and their babies through the vital stages of pregnancy, childbirth and the first few days of birth.