Learn What You'll Do and What Traits You Need to Succeed as a Nurse Midwife

Thinking of a career as a nurse midwife? See if you can bring new life to a trending career field.

What You'll Do

  • Deliver prenatal, postpartum and newborn care
  • Provide care during childbirth
  • Track fetal development
  • Perform physical exams
  • Act as primary health care provider for women
  • Keep records of physical exams, patients' medical history and other pertinent information
  • Refer patients to specialists

Love babies? Looking for an in-demand career? A nurse midwife is an integral part of the health care community and supports women during and after their pregnancy. Not only do they manage all stages of a woman's pregnancy, but they also help women and families plan for parenthood. Medical expertise coupled with customized care makes nurse-midwifery a unique profession. Learn which personal and professional traits you’ll need to succeed as a nurse midwife.

You are... You should have...
Dependable Problem-solving skills
Compassionate Clear communication skills 
Supportive  Excellent attention to detail
Flexible Ability to maintain strong interpersonal relationships
Organized  Good ethical standards
An excellent listener Critical thinking skills
Good-natured  

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