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Midwife

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.

Pay

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 27 September 2018