Bolton Foundation NHS Trust
“I wasn’t the most confident and I wasn’t the most academic, I struggled with certain aspects of learning.” Benash later found she had dyslexia. She decided to become a midwife after reading about the course and enjoyed the mix of practical and classroom learning.
More information about Midwives
The UK average salary is £29,813
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
- Monitors condition and progress of patient and baby throughout pregnancy;
- Delivers babies in normal births and assists doctors with difficult deliveries;
- Monitors recovery of mother in postnatal period and supervises the nursing of premature and other babies requiring special attention;
- Advises on baby care, exercise, diet and family planning issues;
- Supervises more junior staff and directs the work of the midwifery unit;
- Plans and manages midwifery care services;
- Delivers lectures and other forms of training in midwifery practice.
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