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A Clinical Midwife Specialist is a Registered Midwife who has undertaken study and supervised practice at the postgraduate level, within a specialty area of midwifery practice. Clinical Midwife Specialists provide advanced and complex care for childbearing women within their area of specialty and assist in managing and leading within their unit.
There are a wide range of specialty areas and these might include a specific area of practice, such as a Lactation Consultant or a Preparation for Parenthood Educator.
Clinical Midwife Specialists work with an extended level of autonomy and work closely with managers and senior clinicians. As well as providing specialist clinical care, these midwives also play a role in contributing to the development of new staff, acting as a leader and mentor. Clinical Midwife Specialists can also play a role in the development and review of hospital policies and may be involved in research within their specialty area.
This is an advanced role and does require postgraduate study and experience upon gaining qualification as Registered Midwife.