Working in Midwifery

Midwives need to have a number of qualities in order to fulfil their role. The public expect a midwife to be:

  • Intuitive, kind, caring and objective
  • Able to act as an advocate for women
  • A good team player, and able to work in partnership with other professionals
  • Flexible and adaptable to mothers’ circumstances and needs
  • Prepared to look after all women, irrespective of class, creed, economic status, race or age
  • Accepting of women and the circumstances in which they live
  • Professional, and able to maintain accurate and contemporaneous records

Midwives work in all health care settings; they work in the maternity unit of a large general hospital, in smaller stand-alone maternity units, in private maternity hospitals, in group practice, at birth centers, with general practitioners and in the community.

The majority of midwives practice within the NHS, working with other midwives in a team and other health care professional and support staff. Midwives can also practice independently and there is a small group of midwives who do so.

Midwives provide woman centered integrated care, which requires them to work shifts, day and night duty, be prepared to take on-call rotas and travel between hospital or institution and mother’s home.

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