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Tapuhi ā-Whare

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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 usually earn

$49K-$115K per year

Source: District Health Boards and NZ College of Midwives, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a midwife are good, with better chances in Auckland.
Midwife holding an ultrasound heart monitor against a pregnant woman's stomach

Midwives support women during pregnancy, labour, and after birth (Photo: New Zealand College of Midwives)

Last updated 18 January 2019