It’s one of those professions you were always curious about. Who uses them? Is it legal? And where can you learn how to do it?
Midwifery is a healthcare profession which offers care to women during pregnancy, labour and birth, and during the postpartum period. Among assisting in the actual birth, midwives also have tasks such as giving injections, setting up IVs, suturing perineal tears, and conducting physical examinations of women and newborn babies. Communication, cultural sensitivity, and counseling are essential for midwives. In contrast to medical doctors, midwives build non-authoritarian relationships with women and their families so they can provide individualized care and minimize much of the anxiety often associated with pregnancy and childbirth.
Midwifery is still a relatively new profession in Canada since becoming legalized, and their numbers remain small. It has become so popular since the 90‘s that many women (of . . . → Read More: Midwifery in Canada