The Med Shed

Midwife

THE WORKING DAY

You’re on an afternoon shift at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital and meet a woman expecting twins. She’s in labour after a normal pregnancy. You stay with the woman throughout your shift, and she gives birth to her babies with your help. You show the mother how to breastfeed and you leave the hospital knowing all three are safe and well.

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE ME?

You’re interested in all aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenthood. You like being with people and are interested in learning about how the human body and mind work.

WHAT'S NEXT?

You’ll need a minimum of five 9-4 (A*-C) grade GCSEs, usually including maths, English and a science, and be prepared to take at least two (ideally three) A-Levels or the equivalent.

You’ll need to take either an approved pre-registration degree in midwifery at university or find a degree apprenticeship in midwifery with an employer. You’ll need good to high grades in A-Levels — typically including human biology or biology.