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Tapuhi a-Whare

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Midwives provide care and support to women, their partners and family/whānau during pregnancy, labour and birth, and for six weeks following the birth. They also provide wellness and parenting information and education for mothers and their families.


Midwives employed by district health boards usually earn

$47K-$70K per year

Self-employed midwives usually earn

$70K-$150K per year

Source: District Health Board/NZ Nurses Organisation and NZ College of Midwives.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a midwife are good, with better chances of finding work in Auckland.
Midwife feeling pregnant belly of woman lying on a bed

Midwives support women during pregnancy and labour, and after birth

Last updated 14 August 2017