Midwife

Midwife Job Description

Midwives Deliver Babies And Provide Antenatal And Postnatal Advice, Care And Support To Women, Their Babies, Their Partners And Families.

Midwives Work As Part Of A Team Of Professional And Medical Staff That Includes Doctors, Social Workers And Health Visitors.

Midwife Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • advising about and supporting parents in the daily care of their newborn babies
  • undertaking antenatal care in hospitals, homes and GP practices
  • carrying out screening tests
  • providing information, emotional support and reassurance to women and their partners
  • taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures
  • caring for and assisting women in labour
  • tutoring student midwives.
  • monitoring and administering medication, injections and intravenous infusions during labour
  • monitoring the foetus during labour
  • helping parents to cope with miscarriage, termination, stillbirth and neonatal death
  • examining and monitoring pregnant women
  • assessing care requirements/writing care plans
  • writing records

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