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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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Being a midwife myself, I still felt part of the Association, even though the name wasn't in there, but I think including the midwives in the title is great.
Midwife shortages have a significant impact on the quality of care and the choices available to women, the report suggests.
REPORT A shortage of midwives can affect the quality of care CAUTION Midwife VIctoria Graham
Department of Education and the professional midwife has evidence of meeting established midwifery competencies that accord with a defined scope of practice corresponding to the components and extent of coursework and supervised clinical education completed, and
Whereas, this definition states that successful completion of a recognized midwifery educational program and acquisition of the applicable legal requirements in the country of practice are essential components for a midwife to be recognized for clinical practice, and
We can never plan for every eventuality - I know one midwife has been locked in a house and had a dog set on them,' Mrs Rogers explained.
We have skilled and experienced midwifes on this unit," she said.