The art or practice of assisting women in childbirth; obstetrics.
Assistance at childbirth; help or coöperation in production.
a profession concerned with providing care to a mother and baby during pregnancy and childbirth
the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
assisting women at childbirth
The techniques and practice of a midwife (a person who assists a woman in childbirth).
Midwives work with women so they can experience a healthy pregnancy and a safe natural childbirth as well as providing necessary education and follow-up care. Licensed midwives or nurse-midwives (both are recognized in Washington) receive extensive training in gynecology, fetus development, obstetrical complications, nutritional assessment, counseling, community health, family planning, various forms of delivery management, and other issues surrounding pregnancy and birth.
The art of assisting at childbirth. Due to rising medical costs and an interest in home delivery and "natural childbirth," there has been a resurgence of interest in midwifery. Certified midwives undergo prescribed courses and training in hospitals and medical schools and are now licensed by the state; lay-midwives do not undergo formal training but are regulated by local statues, which limit what services they may perform.
A specialty focusing on the care of women and the fetus during pregnancy and delivery.
Midwives provide education and support during pregnancy, assist the mother during labor and delivery and provide follow-up care. Practitioners of childbirth support include' childbirth educators, childbirth assistants and women labor coaches who also provide post-partum home care.
a branch of women's healthcare that emphasizes health promotion, education, and disease prevention. Care-giving by a midwife includes preconception counseling, care during pregnancy and childbirth, normal gynecological services, and care of the peri- and post-menopausal woman.
the care of women and their families throughout the maternity cycle. Its mandate is to provide care for normal versus high-risk pregnancies and for normal newborns.
Midwifery is the term traditionally used to describe the art of assisting a woman through childbirth. In the modern context, this term is used to describe the activities of these health care providers who are experts in women's health care including giving prenatal care to expecting mothers. They attend the birth of the infant and provide postpartum care to the mother and her infant.