Welcome to the Midwifery resources page.
Here you will find out exactly what our academics are looking for in their students, including skills they look out for, some of the topics they want you to know, recommended reading and useful places to boost your knowledge.
So without further ado let's get started!
Skills we are looking for
- Excellent communication skills
- Effective problem-solving skills
- Caring and compassionate
- Interest and basic understanding of anatomy and physiology
- Ability to work independently and also as part of a team
- Enthusiasm for midwifery
Topics to explore before you start
- The role of the midwife
- Woman’s Health
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Human Biology
Recommended reading to prepare for university
- National Maternity review
- The Baby friendly Initiative
- Coad, J., Dunstall, M., and Pedley, K. (2019) Anatomy & physiology for Midwives. 4th edn. London: Churchill Livingstone. ISBN:0702066680.
- Johnson, R., and Taylor, W. (2016) Skills for Midwifery Practice. 4th edn. London: Elsevier. ISBN:0702061875.
- Lindsay, P., Bagness, C., and Peate, I. (2018) Midwifery Skills at a Glance. England: Elsevier. ISBN:1119233917.
- Macdonald, S., and Johnson, G. (2017) Mayes’ Midwifery. 15th edn. London: Elsevier. ISBN:0702062111.
- Marshall, J.E., and Raynor, M.D. (2014) Myles Textbook for Midwives. 17th edn. London: Churchill Livingstone. ISBN:0702076422.
- Peate, I., and Hamilton, C. (2014) The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife. 2nd edn. Chichester, England: Wiley- Blackwell. ISBN:1118410939.
Programmes to know
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Teams
Students need to be familiar with commonly used programmes, such as:
Websites our academics recommend
We are the professional regulator for nurses and midwives in the UK, and nursing associates in England.
Considering a career in midwifery? Find out how to get there, and what to expect along the way
Hertfordshire and West Essex Health and Care Academy:
The Academy is a collaboration of health and care organisations across Hertfordshire and west Essex, working together to develop a workforce that delivers the best possible care for our community.
Professional bodies to research
The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC):
The professional regulator for nurses and midwives in the UK, and nursing associates in England.
Courses Herts offer
Interested in studying Midwifery here at Herts?
Take a look at our undergraduate course below:
Did you know that there are new government grants available from September 2020 for both new and continuing degree-level Midwifery students? Find out more about the NHS Learning Support Fund
Get a feel for studying at Herts
We hope you all found these resources useful but we appreciate that you may have more questions.
If you have any questions regarding our campuses, facilities, accommodation or just general life here at Herts, you can contact current Herts students via Unibuddy.