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What it's like to be a Midwife

As our Maternity departments are unable to offer work experience placements we hold 'What it's like to be a Midwife' events during the academic year.

Click on 'Upcoming events' to find out where and when the next Midwife event will be taking place.

Please note: this event is open to anyone aged 15 years and over.

The programme for a typical event includes:



09:30 - 09:40



09:40 - 10:30

Senior lecturer -Teesside University

Requirements for midwifery course

Life as a student midwife


10:30 - 10:50

SIM Scenario - Normal Delivery - Acute setting



10:50 - 12:50


Split into smaller groups and speak to midwives

Speak to Midwives

  • Community
  • Patient safety
  • Care in hospital - Ante, intra and postnatal
  • Antenatal and Newborn screening
  • Training
  • Infant Feeding
  • PMA(Professional Midwifery advocate Role - Support for midwives


12:50 - 13:00


'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital