Female in uniform treating patient in room

A day as a midwife

You start work in the afternoon and are immediately called to see a woman who is expecting twins. Her pregnancy has been normal but because you have supported the woman throughout her pregnancy you are aware of her individual needs and have ensured that appropriate arrangements for the birth of twins has been made.

You have also informed the woman of the risk factors and told the medical team about the anticipated birth of twins. The mother gives birth successfully to her babies with your help and they are soon breast-feeding normally.

You feel privileged to have been present at such a momentous event in a women's life and love the challenge of supporting families and bringing new life into the world. Although work is sometimes tiring, every day is interesting and rewarding.