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Midwives provide care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and postnatal care for women and babies in a range of settings such as the home, community, hospitals, clinics and health units.

Fun facts

  • Very Strong Future Growth
  • 2300 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 39% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 98% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by midwives. A few are listed below:

  • providing advice and support during pre-conception, intrapartum, antenatal and postnatal periods in partnership with women
  • providing care and management of pregnancy and birth
  • assessing progress and recognising warning signs of abnormal and potentially abnormal pregnancies requiring referral to an Obstetrician
  • monitoring the condition of women and foetuses during pregnancy and throughout labour
  • conducting health education classes and seminars to promote the health of mothers and babies such as reproductive health, antenatal education, preparation for parenthood and breastfeeding
  • providing advice on nutrition, childcare and family planning

Specific occupations

  • Midwife
  • Registered Midwife
  • Certified Midwife
  • Community Midwife
  • Midwife Practitioner