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This course will benefit those who are interested in doing midwifery as a career choice. This course will allow you to see the scope of practice of the midwife and understand that the focus of midwifery care is the woman. If you are considering a career in midwifery or a parent–to-be, this course will give you insight into the world of the midwife, pregnancy and childbirth.
You will explore the role of the midwife in working with women and their families during pregnancy, labour and birth and the time following birth when the woman is supported in her new role as a mother.

What will I learn?
  • The origin and definition of the word ‘midwife’
  • The  history of midwifery and how society impacts on contemporary midwifery practice
  • The roles and responsibilities of the midwife
  • How midwives are educated and practise around the world
  • How partnership and woman-centredness are essential to midwifery work
  • About the woman’s right to choose her birth options and be involved in care decisions
  • How discourse impacts on midwifery and birthing practices
  • About the concept cultural safety in relation to midwifery care
  • About the link between social disadvantage and poor birth outcome
  • How midwives support socially disadvantaged women
  • The aims of antenatal and postnatal care
  • How midwives support women through labour and birth
  • The importance of breastfeeding
  • How midwives support women and partners following birth
Where could this lead me?

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  • Midwifery



Taught by

Dr Lyn Ebert


4.4 rating, based on 8 Class Central reviews

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  • Jennifer Bosompem
    I really want to be a midwife because it has always been my dream but I only have a secondary education qualification. Please how do I start my online class to become a midwife?
  • Anonymous
    im very interested in midwifery and would love to study to become one but i have no qualifications. how do i go about taking my first step
  • Akwaraonwu Juochi Joy
    I'm much interested in midwifery but I have diploma in health administration. My o,level has E in chemistry other subjects are Credit. How do I go about it.
  • Anonymous
    Hi am Peace Florence KY live in kampala Nabweru kisawe I like this course coz it's super easy to everyone else there it's also help me to do volunteering work my friend you can also join our mothers to make the world shiny
  • Song Delphine Mbuh
    My pleasure is to take care of a pregnant woman until and after she finally puts to birth, become a midwife is what I've been longing for, for the past couple of years, I'm already a nurse by profession, can my dreams come through by following a midwifery course online?
  • Pouran Roohi
    Is your midwifery online course still available? I’m interested in this course for my mom, who is a retired midwife
  • Anonymous
    Hi Doctor, I'm interested in this course, when next is the program starting? It my dream to become a midwifery, how can I start without delaying myself
  • Anonymous
    Dear Sir
    I am a midwife educator and wish to follow a course in PGCE in Midwifery.
    Please help me find the course.

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