A midwife is a professional that provides support and care to women and families during all stages of a pregnancy and birth. Teaching new parents about pregnancy and childbirth, and encouraging them to maintain physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, through tests, screenings and support.
From graduation to senior level of experience, a midwife earns between $65,000 to $87,000 a year.
Midwives are often on call and work long shifts, especially around their patient’s due date.
Becoming a midwife requires 3 – 4 years of training.
Meet Kendra Short, a Rural Midwife from the South Canterbury region with a passion for getting to know families during the time she spends with them, noting, “at the end of the day, what’s really important is growing these vibrant rural communities.”.
The antenatal programme embracing mātauranga Māori | Ngā Wānanga o Hine Kōpū.
Hine Kōpū is a two-day programme for wāhine hapū, delivering antenatal knowledge grounded in Māoritanga and informed by tikanga and mātauranga Māori. Led by Koha Aperahama, the programme is reclaiming Māori practices and traditions for whānau at wānanga across Te Tai Tokerau – and the impact it’s having on families is creating positive outcomes for pēpē.