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BMID GU 1501 Mod 1

Knowing Midwifery Module 1

Definition of a midwife (ICM) a professional who works in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to conduct births on the midwife’s own responsibility and to provide care for the newborn and the infa
Midwifery care involves (ICM) preventative measures, the promotion of normal birth, the detection of complications in mother and child, the accessing of medical care or other appropriate assistance and the carrying out of emergency measures.
Definition of Midwife 'With Woman'
Woman centred care (ICM) central theme of BMID: supported by EBP, primary health care, COC/er, becoming and being mid, clin decision making transitions in childbearing, respect of diversity and csafety and legal, ethical and resource issues
Midwife responsible for (ICM) educating woman, family and community providing health counsel antenatal education preparation for parenthood
ACM philosophy of Midwifery 1 respect for women and value on women's role in bearing and rearing next gen
ACM philosophy of Midwifery 2 birth is a normal, profound and precious event in a woman's life and are inherently important to society
ACM philosophy of Midwifery 3 enhances the health and social status of a woman...the health and well-being of society
ACM philosophy of Midwifery 4 women centred, political, primary Health Care discipline based on the relationships between women and their midwives
Midwifery (ACM) 1 focuses on a woman's health needs, aspirations and expectations
Midwifery (ACM) 2 protection for baby and inclusion of family, friends/community as the woman wants/negotiates
Midwifery (ACM) 3 holistic, recognising spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical and social needs, expectations and context as defined by the woman
Midwifery (ACM) 4 recognises every woman's right to having choices, control and COC from a known caregiver/s
Midwifery (ACM) 5 woman's responsibility to make informed choices for her, baby and assistance/advise when requested by woman
Midwifery (ACM) 6 is informed by scientific evidence, by collective and individual experience and by intuition
Midwifery (ACM) 7 aims to follow each woman across the interface between institutions and the community, antenatally so all women remain connected to their social support systems
Midwifery (ACM) 8 includes collaboration and consultation between health professionals
Evidence based practice is applying current best information that is appropriate to the circumstances and the wishes and situation of the woman. Evidence would be drawn from well conducted research where this is available
Primary health care based on the social model of health, guided by principles of equity, acceptability, cultural competence, affordability and universalism, and a commitment to community and health development
Continuity of care and carer at the heart of the midwife/woman relationship and enables trust and the relationship between the woman and midwife to develop. Continuity of care and carer provides for optimal physical and emotional childbearing outcomes
Becoming and being a midwife This concept explores the midwife ‘self’ , the midwife’s knowledge, attitudes and beliefs, the midwife’s cultural or sub-cultural group, including her family, and her professional role as a midwife
Definition of continuity of care a woman is able to develop a relationship with a midwife to work in partnership for the provision of her care during pregnancy, labour birth and the postnatal period
Three classifications of Midwifery care services in Australia Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
Primary care Primary services generally relates to care for women with non complicated pregnancies (i.e midwifery care or general practitioner care)
Secondary Care secondary care provides for women or babies considered to have medium health risks and referred from a primary level carer to appropriate higher level care ( ie general practitioners or medical specialists)
Tertiary Care tertiary services comprise of a multidisciplinary team (midwives, obstetricians, neonatologists, maternal fetal medicine specialists) of highly specialised services for women with complex health needs
Antenatal Care Medical care for a pregnant woman and her developing baby for the duration of the pregnancy
Prenatal Care Prenatal care (also known as antenatal care) refers to the regular medical and nursing care recommended for women during pregnancy
Postnatal Care Health care provided following childbirth to both mother and infan
Neonate An infant less than four weeks old
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