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MIDWIFE, med. jur. A woman who practices midwifery; a woman who pursues the business of an account.
     2. A midwife is required to perform the business she undertakes with proper skill, and if she be guilty of any mala praxis, (q.v.) she is liable to an action or an indictment for the misdemeanor. Vide Vin. Ab. Physician; Com. Dig. Physician; 8 East, R. 348; 2 Wils. R. 359; 4 C. & P. 398; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 440; 4 C. & P. 407, n. a; 1 Chit. Pr. 43; 2 Russ. Cr. 288.

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They are a valued part of our health system and the International Day of the Midwife provides an opportune time for us to celebrate and reflect on the important role played by this professional group," said Dr.
Midwives choose their work situation, which may be to work as a LMC, or as a core midwife, i.
If one midwife is caring for one woman in labour, the post-natal women are probably not going to get much assistance with breastfeeding or mothercraft information--even if some postnatal beds are unoccupied.
Many women do see the same midwife in the antenatal and postnatal periods already, but midwives don't always rotate into the labour areas.
During Carla's second pregnancy, Julia, from Mid Wales, was her community midwife and provided incredible support throughout.
The health commissioner's report stated the midwife had failed to monitor while she was in labour with "reasonable care and skill.
The midwife in Abu Dhabi took a step back in the final stages of the delivery, while my midwife in Canada continued to play a key role throughout the delivery," she said.
When a woman had an emergency Caesarean, a core midwife had to take over from the woman's lead maternity carer (LMC), taking that midwife away from the ward for at least two hours.
Essentially, a midwife must register with the regulatory college or board in the province and territory that s/he will practice, and abide by the specific legislation and bylaws of the college or board, which sets out the scope of the practice of midwifery in that jurisdiction.
Availability of obstetrician for each case is otherwise too an ambitious idea and is not practicable," said the midwife.
The doctor was there but the midwife kept me from going for a C-section," Ms.