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Midwifery encompasses care of women during pregnancy, labour, and the postpartum period, as well as care of the newborn. 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.


  • International Day of the Midwife 2018
    On 5 May each year we celebrate the work of midwives. This year the focus is on quality of care. Evidence shows us that midwives are essential to the provision of quality of care, in all settings, globally.