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Role Responsibilities

  • 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
  • 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
  • Assessing progress during pregnancy and childbirth, and recognizing signs and symptoms requiring referral to a health professional
  • Providing delivery care, usually only in the absence of identified potential complications, or assisting medical doctors or midwifery professionals with delivery care

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    Skill level

    Skilled
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