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Midwifery

via Open2Study

Overview

This course will benefit those who are interested in doing midwifery as a career choice. This course will allow you to see the scope of practice of the midwife and understand that the focus of midwifery care is the woman. If you are considering a career in midwifery or a parent–to-be, this course will give you insight into the world of the midwife, pregnancy and childbirth.
You will explore the role of the midwife in working with women and their families during pregnancy, labour and birth and the time following birth when the woman is supported in her new role as a mother.

What will I learn?
  • The origin and definition of the word ‘midwife’
  • The  history of midwifery and how society impacts on contemporary midwifery practice
  • The roles and responsibilities of the midwife
  • How midwives are educated and practise around the world
  • How partnership and woman-centredness are essential to midwifery work
  • About the woman’s right to choose her birth options and be involved in care decisions
  • How discourse impacts on midwifery and birthing practices
  • About the concept cultural safety in relation to midwifery care
  • About the link between social disadvantage and poor birth outcome
  • How midwives support socially disadvantaged women
  • The aims of antenatal and postnatal care
  • How midwives support women through labour and birth
  • The importance of breastfeeding
  • How midwives support women and partners following birth
Where could this lead me?

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  • Midwifery

Syllabus

MODULE 1: MIDWIFERY     MODULE 2: WORKING WITH THE WOMAN BEFORE BIRTH     MODULE 3: WORKING WITH THE WOMAN DURING LABOUR AND BIRTH     MODULE 4: WORKING WITH THE NEW MOTHER AND FAMILY

Taught by

Dr Lyn Ebert

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Reviews

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  • Anonymous
    im very interested in midwifery and would love to study to become one but i have no qualifications. how do i go about taking my first step
  • Jennifer Bosompem
    19
    I really want to be a midwife because it has always been my dream but I only have a secondary education qualification. Please how do I start my online class to become a midwife?
  • Akwaraonwu Juochi Joy
    25
    I'm much interested in midwifery but I have diploma in health administration. My o,level has E in chemistry other subjects are Credit. How do I go about it.
  • Anonymous
    Hi am Peace Florence KY live in kampala Nabweru kisawe I like this course coz it's super easy to everyone else there it's also help me to do volunteering work my friend you can also join our mothers to make the world shiny

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