Vocational Education, Skill Development and Career Planning - Vocational Education, Skill Development and Career Planning
Midwifery is a health care profession that specializes in pregnancy, childbirth and the health of newborn infants. This area comes under the medical field of gynaecology and obstetrics. Midwives provide support to women during childbirth and the postpartum period. They are responsible for the process of labor as well as the care for newborn infants. Midwives may work at a birthing center or at home. They can also direct clients to gynaecologists and obstetricians if complications arise during childbirth. The topics covered in this extensive book deal with the core aspects of midwifery. It will serve as a reference to a broad spectrum of readers.