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What is the atmosphere working being a midwife?

I just want to know if the environment that midwives go through and experience everyday if it will best fit the pace of my work style and if my occupational traits will really align with this specific career within the health care field.

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Erin’s Answer

Honestly, it really depends where you work as a midwife! I have experience with Certified Nurse Midwives. It’s important to understand that they are very different from lay midwives or “licensed midwives”. A CNM will work in an OB/GYN office and see patients most days. Then they take call at a local hospital anywhere from 1 to several days a week. All of the hospitals that I have worked in the doctors and CNMs do 24 hour call shifts. Some never leave the hospital in that 24 hours and have a sleep room that their practice shares in the hospital. Some maybe at home or the office and come in when they’re needed. (Less busy places.). All of the CNMs that I’ve worked with assist their doctors with c-sections should a patient need one

I also know CNMs who work at birthing centers. That means it’s not a hospital but more like a hotel-ish type place where moms come to have their baby and then go home a few hours later. They may have to send a patient to the hospital if there are any problems. They have access to their doctor via telephone but the doctor is not usually at the birth center to help if an emergency arises.

Larger hospital systems are now turning to employing doctors and midwives themselves So those midwives may not see any patients in the office and only take call at the hospital when patients have a problem or go into labor.

I have only worked in large cities, so someone may have a different answer from a very rural area.

I hope this helps! If you don’t mind being up all night or being woken up and you love babies then it maybe be the right choice for you!

CNMs have a Bachelor in Nursing from an accredited nursing school and then go on to 3 years of midwifery school for their Masters in Nursing. Some programs are another year now and you get your Doctorate in Nursing, but how you practice is still the same as with an MSN.

Personally, you don’t want to see me at 2am. Hahah! I was a Labor and Delivery Nurse for a long time before I went back to become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. It allows me to do everything a CNM does except catch the baby! And I don’t have to work nights or weekends. It’s a much better fit for me and my family personally.

Good luck!
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Dr Nadeem’s Answer

Yes Of Course
Midwife Career as a white collar job is emerging due to Corona Epidemic world over.Midwives is in demand globally.So after Pre University Course you can join Midwife course as Degree and Diploma level of 3.5-5 years duration including internship. After the course you can join any Hospital as a Nurse
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Erin’s Answer

I love everything that I do, will become, or ascertain in the realm of applying subjects to the everyday life and learning from those experiences.
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