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Midwife

 

a person on the middle level of the medical staff, having completed medical school (a three-year course in the USSR), giving assistance to pregnant women in labor. Midwives are also responsible for “patronage,” that is, their presence and observation in the homes of pregnant women and mothers during the early postpartum period.

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Direct Relief President and CEO Thomas Tighe and ICM President Frances Day-Stirk also announced that Direct Relief has committed an initial $100,000 in emergency cash to the Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON), in addition to Midwife kits and tents.
As several universities established and expanded academic programs for midwife training throughout the 1990s, certified midwives became professional members of obstetric medical teams.
The midwife who was supposed to be the woman's maternity carer was advised to take undergo more training on informed consent, recordkeeping and observing professional boundaries.
This uncertainty may be explained using Maria Zadoroznyi's argument (cited in Leen Ooi Boon, 2004) that the workings of the maternity system become visible only when a woman directly experiences midwifery care, including knowledge of the role of the backup midwife.
She said hospital midwives also provided support in emergencies, helped with other procedures and assisted as second midwife at births.
Isobel Grundy, "Sarah Stone: Enlightenment midwife," in Medicine in the Enlightenment, ed.
International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)--Definition of the Midwife A midwife is a person who, having been regularly admitted to a midwifery educational program, duly recognized in the country in which it is located, has successfully completed the prescribed course of studies in midwifery and has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery.
He points out that USAID's support through the BHS program to those midwives trained to manage midwife clinics is part of encouraging the private health care sector to offer society health services.
Traditionally, a midwife would be involved in all aspects of a birth, from a woman's arrival on the ward, to delivering the baby, and advising on how best to feed newborns.
com this new Midwife Helpline gives people the chance to email a midwife direct, as often as they like.
Mums-to-be could find themselves minus a midwife as a crisis grips Wales, an expert warned last night.