Roles in midwifery

Midwives and staff working in maternity care prepare women for the delivery of new life and during all stages of pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period.

Explore the roles where you can kickstart your career in maternity services

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

    Becoming a midwife
  • You're the frontline of a family's journey through pregnancy, childbirth and the first few days of birth.

    Becoming a maternity support worker
  • You'll help and support families with vital information about their babies' hearing.

    You'll working on neonatal units, post-natal wards and in clinics to help identify babies that need testing and explain the screening procedure to parents

    Becoming a newborn hearing screener
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