Midwifery professionals plan, manage, provide and evaluate midwifery care services before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. They provide delivery care for reducing health risks to women and newborn children, working autonomously or in teams with other health care providers.
Assessing progress during pregnancy and childbirth, managing complications and recognising warning signs requiring referral to a medical doctor with specialised skills in obstetrics
908 - Nursing
222201 - Midwife
Description : Provides care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and postnatal care for women and babies in a range of settings such as the home, community, hospitals, clinics and health units.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Certified Midwife, Community Midwife, Midwife Practitioner
NOTE: The distinctions between nursing and midwifery professionals and associate professionals should be made on the basis of the nature of the work performed in relation to the tasks specified. The qualifications required are not the main factor in making this distinction. This Unit group includes midwives who combine midwifery education or research with clinical midwifery practice.
Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa