Nurse midwives give care to pregnant women before, during, and immediately after childbirth. They deliver babies for low-risk pregnancies. They make about $89,160 a year. They need a lot of confidence to be a Midwife.
Nurse midwives clean the baby when they are first born.
Nurse Midwives also help take care of the baby while they are still in the hospital.
Nurse Midwives are with their patient every step of the way until the baby is born and even after.
- Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing
- Must have a high school diploma
- Must have completed supervised clinical work experience
- Must have completed an accredited nurse-midwifery program
- Must have a midwifery license
- Patients and their families are the key to their work
- Almost always work indoors
- Must be very exact in their work, their errors could seriously harm the health of patients, including newborn infants
- Often work over 40 hours per work
Thing to do in High School to help you be prepared
- Math and Science
- Academic track
- Organizational and test taking skills
- Maintain high GPA while taking preparatory classes
- Become CNA