Introduction to Midwifery Certificate

The Introduction to Midwifery Certificate course is filled with instruction that will put you on the path to beginning a career as a successful midwife.

Midwifery is one of the oldest professions in the world. The basic role of a midwife is to care for and support pregnant women and their babies before, during, and after giving birth. The Midwifery course offers students a comprehensive overview into the work of a midwife. This course will cover:

Module 1 – Midwifery Basics

Ø  The origin, definition and history of Midwifery

Ø  Roles and responsibilities of a Midwife

Ø  Educational Requirements

Ø  Application, Personal Statement & Work Experience

Ø  Qualifying as a midwife in the UK


Module 2 – A wider perspective of Midwifery

Ø  Midwifery around the world

Ø  Cultural awareness

Ø  Women’s rights and birth choices


Module 3 – Anatomy & Physiology

Ø  The female anatomy

Ø  The pregnant woman


Module 4 – Antenatal Care

Ø  Antenatal Care

Ø  Screening

Ø  Antenatal Education


Module 5 – Labour & Birth

Ø  Supporting women through labour & birth

Ø  Medications

Ø  Physiological labour & birth

Ø  Emergencies, Caesarean Section and medical care


Module 6 – Postnatal Care

Ø  The aims of postnatal care

Ø  Breastfeeding

Ø  NIPE checks and baby examination

Ø  Mental Health in pregnancy


PLEASE NOTE: Completion of this course does not result in a degree of midwifery or qualify participants to practise professionally. This course is not linked to the NMC. It is, however an excellent start to your career and provides evidence of interest and learning for future applications. 


£150.00 payable at enrollment

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