This job is all about supporting and caring for women during prenancy, labour and birth.
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What does a midwife do?
As a midwife, you know the female body as well as what is happening with it during a pregnancy very well. You advise pregnant women and help them to preprare for labour and birth. When it comes to complications during birth, you call a doctor and assist him/her with medical procedures.
After delivery, you examine and care for mothers and newborns. During the first weeks of breastfeeding, you regularly visit mothers and advise them on breastfeeding, postnatal and infant care and feeding as well as on important basics of hygiene to keep mothers and newborns in best health.
What is important?
- Empathy and contact readiness (e.g. when dealing with expecting mothers)
- Care and responsibility (e.g. when weaning the newborn, documenting the birth, etc.)
- Psychological stability (e.g. during the birth of sick children or stillbirths)
- Ability to make decisions (e.g. in emergency situations during childbirth)
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Courses for midwives
The basic level is intended for people just starting out in their careers. Here you can acquire basic knowledge for your future profession in self-study units.