3222-Midwifery associate professionals

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Midwifery associate professionals
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Job Description: 
Midwifery associate professionals provide basic health care and advice before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. They implement care, treatment and referral plans usually established by medical, midwifery and other health professionals.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) providing advice to women, families and communities on health, nutrition, hygiene, exercise, birth and emergency plans, breastfeeding, infant care, family planning and contraception, lifestyle and other topics related to pregnancy and childbirth
  • (b) assessing progress during pregnancy and childbirth, and recognizing signs and symptoms requiring referral to a health professional
  • (c) providing delivery care, usually only in the absence of identified potential complications, or assisting medical doctors or midwifery professionals with delivery care
  • (d) providing care and support to women and newborns following childbirth, monitoring their health status, and identifying signs and symptoms requiring referral to a health professional.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Assistant midwife
- Traditional midwife


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Clinical nurse consultant - 2221
- Nurse, professional - 2221
- Specialist nurse - 2221
- Nursing aide (hospital) - 5321
- Professional midwife - 2222
- Midwifery attendant - 5321

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