Watch student Lorrett Wellings talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
Roles and responsibilities
Midwives provide essential support, care and advice throughout pregnancy, during labour and birth as well as providing the after care a mother needs to adjust to a new life.
Make a difference as a midwife....
'During childbirth I was in an extreme amount of pain when Richard arrived. He was brilliant from the minute he came in. He was so kind and encouraging that he just smiled when I barked “Give me drugs, I can’t do this any more”, and responded with: “You are doing this, you’re about to push out the head.”’
'Midwifery isn’t all about delivering babies. But without a shadow of a doubt, that's my favourite thing to do. It's amazing to see what women like Jen can achieve. When they're screaming and in pain, I need to be there to encourage them to think positively and reassure them.
‘Being able to share that special time with women and their partners and families is so great. I can go home at the end of the day and say: “Today I did this.”’
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