Midwifery

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Midwifery encompasses care of women during pregnancy, labour, and the postpartum period, as well as care of the new-born and the one who is a health science and health profession that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. It includes measures aimed at preventing health problems in pregnancy, the detection of abnormal conditions, the procurement of medical assistance when necessary, and the execution of emergency measures in the absence of medical help.

Midwifery, as known as obstetrics, is a health science and health profession that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period (including care of the newborn), besides sexual and reproductive health of women throughout their lives.  In many countries, midwifery is a medical profession (special for its independent and direct specialized education; should not be confused with a medical specialty, which depends on a previous general training).A professional in midwifery is known as a midwife.

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