I provide care and support to women and their families during pregnancy, labour and the period after the baby’s birth. It’s my job to understand and empathise with the emotional, physical and psychological effects of pregnancy and birth.
Excellent people skills and communication
Strong interest in pregnancy and birth
Good judgement to offer advice
What training do I need to become a midwife?
A degree in midwifery and be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Funding packages are available for eligible nursing and midwifery degree students including a non-means tested and non-repayable bursary which will rise to £10k per year, from 2020/21. For more info, visit Student Awards Agency Scotland and check out our handy guide.