I want to leave midwifery

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YellowFish32 Wed 20-Dec-17 13:47:16

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greenchica Wed 20-Dec-17 14:04:21

Not a midwife, but looking into becoming one. Sometimes a change is needed!

Things to consider in healthcare could be occupational therapy, which you can do a 2 year MSc conversion for.

Social work I think you can do postgrad too.


Misspilly88 Wed 20-Dec-17 14:05:16

Not teaching!

belgina Wed 20-Dec-17 14:08:30

I will just stalk your thread. I am seriously considering leaving midwifery, but don’t really know what to do instead. Something happened last week, which made me go from “maybe” to “fuck ‘em, I am off”. I’d still want to work with people somehow though.

2017RedBlue Thu 21-Dec-17 14:01:01

Not sure there is any funding these days as budgets so tight. Check the NHS website for funding and loans on courses.

I heard Speech and Language Therapy is very understaffed right now.

The only other thing would be dental hygienist?

Both have more regular hours and both working with people.

Also special educational needs training for helping within schools - maybe something around that?

Gracie1993 Wed 10-Jan-18 19:11:07

Hi yellowfish32, i have only been qualified as a midwife for 2.months and already hating my job and wanting to leave sad
I was just wondering how things were with you now? X

Hauntedlobster Wed 10-Jan-18 19:12:42

Is teaching an option

GlubGlubGlub Wed 10-Jan-18 19:14:07

How about law? Lots of ex medics in my area (clinical negligence)

CottonSock Wed 10-Jan-18 19:16:20

I was reading about how much a patent attorney earns.. gob smacked.
Must be ones for medical specialties

ShoeJunkie Wed 10-Jan-18 19:18:17

What is it about the job you don't like?

LemonysSnicket Wed 10-Jan-18 19:23:24

If you're 60 or under you can get a £10k loan from the government to complete a Master's level degree.


SarahH12 Fri 12-Jan-18 11:18:34

I'm looking into becoming one too! Can I ask what makes you want to leave?

anothernetter Fri 12-Jan-18 11:24:28

Oh this is interesting (although sorry to hear you are so unhappy). I'm not a midwife but it's something in hind sight I have been thinking I would have loved to have done (sadly not an option as I'm in my 30s and I wouldn't be able to fit the training around my two young children). Why do you want to leave the profession? I love babies and really like the idea of helping someone through such a special time in their life, although I'm not sure how well I would have coped when things take a turn for the worst. I hope you manage to find something that you enjoy doing.

Ringthebell Fri 12-Jan-18 11:28:35

Do not go into teaching!

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