• Question: I would like to be a midwife. how did you become one?

    Asked by elicia to Shobhana on 11 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Shobhana Nagraj

      Shobhana Nagraj answered on 11 Jun 2019:

      Hi @Elicia! Great to hear you would like to be a midwife! I’m not a midwife, but I have worked with midwives as a doctor. You can find out more about how to be a midwife here: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/midwifery/faqs-midwifery
      And entry requirements here: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/midwifery/studying-midwifery
      You would need to apply for a registered degree course in midwifery – entry requirements given above. After completing your midwifery degree (takes 3 years and is pretty hands-on in most universities) – you then register as a midwife and look for a job as a midwife. There are different types of midwife – ones that work in a hospital, and others that work in a community, and you would learn more about this on your course. Wishing you all the best with your future career! 🙂