Salary for Midwives

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Prenatal, natal, and post-partum care are the primary foci of midwives' practices. They monitor the condition of mothers during the prenatal and natal periods, assist in the birthing process, and identify, monitor and treat conditions associated with pregnancy. These professionals may deliver emergency care to newborns, and may also identify tubal or ectopic pregnancies, or other serious complications of pregnancy. In these instances, they refer patients to physicians for treatment. Midwives also establish emergency plans and procedures for mother and fetus/baby. They may provide nutritional counseling, and determine appropriate measures for dealing with past-term pregnancies. Some college education, coupled with specialized training, is necessary for this profession.

A Midwife will usually earn average salaries of around 40000 to 60000 based on experience and talent. Midwives can get average salaries of Fifty Thousand Four Hundred dollars every year.

Midwives make the most money in Maryland, where they earn pay levels, on average, of approximating $83070.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 33.04 percent nationwide in that time.