Midwives do not just help women giving birth. While this is a main part of their work, midwives also help women during pregnancy, childbirth and the early parenting period. Midwives work with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period. They also care for the newborn through to six weeks of age, including assisting with breastfeeding.
The midwife has an important task in health counselling and education, not only for the woman, but also within the family and community.
How do I become a Midwife?
There are many available courses that lead to this profession. Below is information about courses at Monash University.
- Bachelor of Nursing Practice and Bachelor of Midwifery
- Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery