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midwife

Description

Code

2222.1

Description

Midwives assist women in childbirth by providing the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, conduct births and provide care for the new-born. They advise on health, preventive measures, preparation for parenthood, detection of complications in mother and child, accessing of medical care, promoting normal birth and carrying out emergency measures.

Alternative Labels

foetal nurse

head of midwifery services

intensive care neonatal nurse

obstetric nurse

community midwife

pre-natal nurse

midwife

childbirth assistant

midwife researcher

consultant midwife

Regulatory Aspect

This occupation is covered by the Directive 2005/36/EC (and its amendments) on the recognition of professional qualifications. Further information on free movement of professionals. To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:

Skills & Competences