Midwife


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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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And then there's a more prolonged meeting every two months where we get together and talk about practice issues, things that would happen at access holders meetings, discuss our caseloads, and work out who was going to cover and be 2nd midwife for each other's clients.
Even with the additional midwife, when the unit has two deliveries and all post-natal beds are full, the midwives are run off their feet.
Wrexham | Maelor Hospital based Julia Rogers is Welsh Midwife of the Year
The commissioner found the midwife to have violated the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights for her failure.
Sher Shah Syed and others also spoke on the occasion and referred to reproductive health services that an adequately trained midwife offers to women in rural and semi urban areas.
In my entire career, I have probably come across less than 10 women who have said they would rather have a female midwife - and I totally respect that.
Vincent deliver three of her four children (her fourth weighed nearly 12 pounds and required a C-section) was also pleased with the midwife option.
Actress Pam Ferris, from hit BBC drama Call The Midwife, is also backing the campaign.
In addition, one only needs to attend 10 births, assist at 20 births, be the primary midwife under supervision at 20 births, be the primary midwife under a qualified preceptor's supervision at five births, and complete additional requirements for prenatal, infant, and postnatal examinations.
PEOPLE had the chance to find out all about life as a midwife by chatting to the staff who provide the frontline service in Huddersfield.
Midwife numbers fell in Wales by 10% between 2008 and 2010, in part, the report said, as a result of cuts to the midwifery workforce.