Midwives help to prepare new parents for parenthood by supporting them in making lifestyle changes for the benefit of their future family life. Being a midwife covers much more than delivering babies, although that’s a crucial part of the job.

If you would like to support mothers during pregnancy and ensure the best quality of care for babies at the earliest stages of life, this could be the career for you.

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Maternity support worker

Maternity support workers help midwives to care for mothers, their babies and families before, during and after childbirth.

Health visitor

Health visitors work within the community, assessing and identifying health needs of children, mothers and families.


Midwives are responsible for planning, managing and delivering care for women with straightforward pregnancies and labours.