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A woman is getting an examination from a sonographer, a machine that uses waves to make an image of the woman's child's baby's body
Occupation type
Activity sectors
Midwifery, obstetrics, newborn care, women's health, reproductive health
QualitiesKnowledge, professional behaviour and specific skills in family planning, pregnancy, labour, birth, postpartum period, newborn care, women's health, reproductive health, and social, epidemiologic and cultural context of midwifery[2]
Education required
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Master of Midwifery
Fields of
hospitals, clinics, health units, maternity units, birth centers, private practices, home births, community, etc
Related jobs
obstetrician, gynecologist, pediatrician

A midwife is a health professional who another woman through labor, delivery of a baby, and the time after birth.[3] Mostly they are women. They work with obstetricians.

References[change | change source]

  1. "International Definition of the Midwife". International Confederation of Midwives. Archived from the original on 22 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  2. "Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice". International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). Archived from the original on 8 October 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  3. Hurley, Judith. "What Is a Midwife?". WebMD. Retrieved 11 February 2022.