One to One has a vision
We wish to provide every woman in the UK with a midwife who they know and trust, that enables relationships to be formed that will ensure positive memories for women throughout their entire lives.
One to One's innovative approach to midwifery care means that you can choose to have your birth at home or in hospital - supported by a midwife you know and trust.
We want women to feel empowered during their pregnancy, so if you would like to receive One to One care, then simply contact us directly and self-refer.
Joanne Parkington, CEO
One to One (North West) Ltd
One midwife, one woman, one relationship. Working at One to One will provide midwives with a unique opportunity to practice the art of midwifery in its purest sense.
Tests and Scans
All our blood tests and ultra sound scanning take place in an accessible, community setting so that you can receive the care you need at a time that suits you.
Postnatal Advice and Support
Your One to One midwife will continue to provide post-natal care, support and advice for up to six weeks after the birth of your baby.
New Video Blog
As we are always looking to always improve, and considering how to express the joy, emotion and help emphasize this unique experience of child birth we have started to look for your testimonials and experiences......on video!
Submit Your Video
Pregnancy Advice Centre
One to One Midwives has opened their first ‘Pregnancy Advice Centre’ in Crewe town centre on
3rd December 2014. One to One Midwives provide a community based midwifery service with continuity and choice at the heart of everything they do
How do I become a midwife?
“When you destroy midwives, you also destroy a body of knowledge that is shared by women, that can’t be put together by a bunch of surgeons or a bunch of male obstetricians, because physiologically, birth doesn’t happen the same way around surgeons, medically trained doctors, as it does around sympathetic women’ – Ina May Gaskin
The role of a midwife is very diverse and is more than just delivering babies. As a midwife you will be the first point of contact for a woman and her family during her pregnancy, birth and during the postnatal period. As a midwife you are responsible for carrying out clinical examinations, provide health and parent education support and also work in partnership with other health and social services to meet the individual needs of the family.
In order to become a qualified midwife you need to attend an approved midwifery course, which requires that you will need to undertake a degree that is no less than three years. Each university sets its own entry requirements to gain entry to a full time midwifery degree, but as a general guide you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s graded A- C (Including English and Science) and at least 2 A- Levels, or the equivalent qualifications such as GNVQ’s.
There is no legal minimum age requirement or upper age limit for entry onto pre-registration midwifery programmes.
Having babies happens to all sorts of people, so you will be providing professional support and reassurance to a huge diversity of women, during some of the most emotionally-intense periods in their lives.
Midwives are the most frequent point of contact for prospective parents, so you must be able to answer their questions, share your knowledge and skills with patients, their families and friends and make sure their needs are recognised by the rest of the team. You need to be a good at listening and communicating with women, their partners and families – so let your personality shine during your interview!
How can I make my application stand out? To make your application stand out you will need to have a good amount of knowledge and understanding of the role you are applying for and One to One recommend looking into the following:
- Seek out voluntary opportunities at the local acute trusts or contact One to One Midwives to see what voluntary opportunities we have available in your area.
- Attend open days and open evenings at the university you wish to apply to and find out what they are looking for, talk to other students and gain an understanding of the work load involved
- Seek out voluntary opportunities with the NCT
- Read as much as possible
- Look at the following websites:
How do I prepare for a university interview?
You will always be sent information about your interview prior to you attending, but generally most interviews will involve some form of discussion, group work and role-play. Some universities will also require an English or Maths test to demonstrate a basic understanding of both subjects.
As wellas the above you will also be required to do a one-to-one interview with at least two interviewers and these may include a university lectuirer and a parcticing midwife. To make sure you stand out during the interview make sure you are fully prepared and are well informed about up to date news relating to midwifery and other health care realated issues.
Courses are demanding and it would be beneficial to have a spoken to midwifery students prior to you attending interview, so that you can show an understanding of the balanace required between the academic study and the need to undertake clinical shifts. Time management is incredibly important when beinga midwife!
Good luck on your career of truley being "with woman".