Can I become a midwife without going to university?
A midwifery degree standard apprenticeship has been approved for delivery. This offers an alternative route to taking a full-time university course, although you will still need to be able to study at degree standard.
Why do I want to study midwifery?
I want to be a midwife because I want to do work that is practical, hands-on, and meaningful. I want to work with women, and their families, during moments of profound transition and change, and assist in the process. I want to learn and practice new skills. I would be privileged to become a midwife.
What is the major of midwifery?
The Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSM) is a four-year ladderized degree program designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in helping women in their childbearing cycle and birthing process.
What are the benefits of being a midwife?
Benefits of Midwifery
- Lower rates of cesarean birth.
- Lower rates of labor induction.
- Significant reduction in the incidence of third and fourth perineal tears.
- Lower use of regional anesthesia.
- Higher rates of breastfeeding.
What skills do I need to be a midwife?
Skills required to be a midwife
- an understanding and caring attitude.
- an ability to get on well with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
- emotional and mental strength.
- good observation.
- an ability to act on own initiative.
- willingness to take responsibility.
Do you need work experience for midwifery?
Obtaining some work experience in a maternity unit or in a health or social care setting may also be helpful, as is having a conversation with a midwife. You will need to prepare a very strong personal statement to highlight the personal qualities and skills that would make you a good midwife.
Are midwives safe?
Midwifery care is safe — some say safer than physician care — for women and families at lower risk. People who use midwives report high levels of satisfaction with their care.
Can midwives do C sections?
While licensed and certified midwives are highly trained, they cannot perform cesarean sections on their own. They can prescribe epidurals and labor-inducing drugs, but they are less likely to do so compared to doctors.