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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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The nurse-midwife will check on her patient, and a pediatrician will examine the baby.
Escalating liability premiums for obstetricians--in some cases, to well over $100,000 a year--are driving many to cut their ties to nurse-midwife practices.
At some teaching hospitals, such as Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, 20 percent to 25 percent of 5,000 babies delivered per year are brought into the world by nurse-midwives, said Ann Trudell, chief nurse-midwife at the county hospital.
In both countries, the large majority of nurse-midwife participants were women.
The court held, inter alia, that regardless of whether the plaintiff's experts could establish that the hospital's midwife caused the plaintiff's son's injuries as obstetricians/gynecologists, the plaintiff's experts were not qualified to offer testimony regarding the standard of practice of the hospital's nurse-midwife.
This nationally recognized institution traces its humble beginnings and commitment to service to Mary Breckinridge, a visionary and trailblazing woman who, in 1925, established the Frontier Nursing Service, traveling on horseback through the hills of Eastern Kentucky to serve as a nurse-midwife for mothers during childbirth.
That was the situation with which one nurse-midwife was confronted in this extraordinary Connecticut case.
The television commercial features a cozy yet clinical environment in which a professional actress plays the part of a certified nurse-midwife.
She was Nurse-Midwife with the USAF Regional Hospital, Langley AFB, Virginia, with the 416th Medical Group, Griffiss AFB, Rome, New York and with the 10th Medical Group, USAF Academy in Colorado.
Why would an auxiliary nurse-midwife (ANM) of Rajasthan prefer to reside within her work area?