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Midwives
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Provide prenatal care and childbirth assistance.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $11.87 - $35.95

Typical Annual Salary: $24,700 - $74,800

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Monitor maternal condition during labor by checking vital signs, monitoring uterine contractions, or performing physical examinations.
  • Monitor fetal growth and well-being through heartbeat detection, body measurement, and palpation.
  • Identify, monitor, or treat pregnancy-related problems such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, pre-term labor, and retarded fetal growth.
  • Provide necessary medical care for infants at birth, including emergency care such as resuscitation.
  • Establish and follow emergency or contingency plans for mothers and newborns.
  • Identify tubal and ectopic pregnancies and refer patients for treatments.
  • Perform post-partum health assessments of mothers and babies at regular intervals.
  • Maintain documentation of all patients' contacts, reviewing and updating records as necessary.
  • Assess the status of post-date pregnancies to determine treatments and interventions.
  • Counsel women regarding the nutritional requirements of pregnancy.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Lancets
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
  • Surgical scissors
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs
  • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers

Technology:
  • Internet browser software
  • Medical software
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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