The importance of midwifery
If you have opted for a primary caregiver during the phases of your pregnancy, then a midwife is the one who is going to take on most of the roles of an obstetrician. It is important for you to understand that a midwife is not in any way the same as a doula. This is because a doula is a labor professional who has not been medically trained and also does not provide any medical care. There is a wide number of midwives attending and taking care of pregnant women all around the world as well as the UK and the US. In other nations as well, there is a lot of support to the midwifery type of care since midwives are also able to provide prenatal care even to those women who are considered to be low-risk mothers. This is different when it comes to obstetricians since they tend to pay more attention to patients and mothers who are at a high risk.
Even though the roles of midwives are considered to be complex, most midwives are good at what they do since they have taken the time to understand the skills that are needed for them to be able to provide the best possible care to their clients. Some of the roles of midwives have been mentioned below.
- They are able to manage skilled emergency interventions for pregnant mothers.
- They not only facilitate normal childbearing but they also understand everything that it entails.
- They assist pregnant during the bereavement phases.
- They facilitate, support and implement the choice of the pregnant mother
- They do not make any implementations until they have sound evidence
- They can be able to critically do an evaluation of the evidence-based when it comes to the practice and knowledge of midwifery.
- They are able to spread the well-being and health of women as well as their families.
- They can be able to diagnose factors that may end up adversely affecting the fetal and maternal well-being.
- They are able to effectively manage a skilled emergency intervention.
- They are able to comprehend the different ranges of fetal, normal maternal as well as the neonatal well-being of both the mother and the unborn child.
- They are an excellent resource not only for women but their communities as well.
- They are able to locate the most appropriate intervention or assistance that a mother or pregnant woman may need as well as offer family support as well.
Midwives are also important when it comes to the decision making when it comes to the most appropriate care that should be given during labor, pregnancy and the entire postpartum period. This is a skilled individual who is able to provide the care that is needed throughout the months that come.