1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Registered Midwife
      Certified Midwife

Provides care and advice during pregnancy, labour and birth and provides postnatal care for women and babies.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • provides advice and support to women during pre-conception, antenatal and postnatal periods
  • provides care and management of pregnancy and birth
  • assesses progress and recognises warning signs of abnormal or potentially abnormal pregnancies requiring referral to a medical practitioner
  • monitors the condition of the woman and foetus during pregnancy and throughout labour
  • conducts health education classes and seminars to promote the health of mothers and infants
  • provides advice on nutrition, child care and family planning
  • provides advice and support to women regarding parenting skills and care and feeding of babies
  • provides supervision to students of midwifery, and nursing and other health care professionals
  • coordinates the care given by other health care workers involved with maternity care

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