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.
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.
Dr Nadeem Mian
Dr Nadeem’s Answer
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
Dr Nadeem Mian