Midwife-Nursing By: La’Quaisa Marshall
History • A nurse midwife is an advanced practice registered nurse who has had training in obstetrics and works under the supervision of an obstetrician. Some nurse midwives can have their own private practice, but most work in hospitals, family planning centers, and the public health service.
High school requirements • Students should take challenging high school courses in science, math, and English.
College Requirements • Students must complete all of the education requirements to become a baccalaureate prepared registered nurse. They must then complete additional training that leads to a master's degree or graduate-level certification. Before beginning practice, they must also pass a written examination given by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Workplace • Midwife-Nurses Works in Nursing homes, hospitals, Walk-in clinics, Prisons, Doctor’s offices, medical Centers, and Schools.
Midwife-Nurses Skills • Excellent With People Skills: Having babies happens to all sorts of people, so you will be providing professional support and reassurance to a huge diversity of women, during some of the most emotionally-intense periods on their lives. • Good communication and observation: you need to be good at listening and communicating with women, their partners and families. • Interest in the physical, psychological and process of pregnancy and birthing: working as a midwife you will need to have an in-depth understanding of fetal and child development. It is also important for you to update and test your knowledge against experience.
Midwife-Nurses Skills Ability to answer questions and offer advice: Midwives are the most frequent point of contact for parents to be, so you must be able to answer their questions, share your knowledge and skills with patients, their families and friends and make sure their needs are recognized by the rest of the care team. Happy to work as a part of a team: as a midwife you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team liaising with GPs, health visitors and social workers, you will also have to work alongside the parents and baby. Dealing With Emotionally Charged situations: you will have to stay calm and alert in times of stress, and enable women to feel confident and in control. On the rare occasions where something goes wrong, you have to be ready to react quickly and effectively.
Midwives-Duties • Evaluating patients conditions and test results. • Educating women about reproductive health issues. • Conducting pelvic exams, breast exams, and Pap smears. • Assisting women with labor and childbirth. • Providing some neonatal care.
Salary • $50,000 - $70,000
Wages, Hours, and Fringe Benefits: • midwife gross income • (fees) varies between $1,200 and $2,500 per delivery. Midwives average • between 40 and 50 deliveries per year. It is important to note that all • business expenses, including medical malpractice insurance, must be paid out • of gross earnings. • No formal salary survey for Certified Nurse-Midwives is currently available. • Beginning salaries should be comparable to the nurse practitioner salary -- • $26,000 to $50,000 annually. Top salaries for experienced CNMs can be above • $80,000. Earnings can be $100,000 or more annually for those in private • practice.
Wages and Benefits • Midwives are on call to attend deliveries which can happen at any hour, any • day. Prenatal examinations and checkups and follow-up after birth can be • scheduled for normal work hours. • Most CNMs employed by doctors, hospitals, or clinics receive paid vacation • and sick leave, retirement benefits, and medical, dental, and vision • insurance.
Advantages of a Midwife-Nurse • National health care studies report that nurse-midwife/physician teams have significant advantages over facilities where nurse-midwives are not available. These collaborative teams incur lower health care costs, maintain higher birth weight figures and lower infant mortality rates.
Disadvantages of a Midwife-nurse • Disadvantage # 1 – Midwives Carry the basic childbirth tools only. • Disadvantage # 2 – Some midwives are not trained for high risk pregnancies. • Disadvantage # 3- Some Medical insurance companies Don’thonor birthing homes.
Midwife-nurse Definition • Nurse0midwife: a person who is trained in both nursing and midwifes, in the US is certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives(ACNM) in order to practice, a nurse-midwife boars. Nurse-midwife training focuses on the management of Women’s Health care, of the newborn, and gynecology. Nurse-midwife training promotes a no interventional, individualized approach to normal pregnancy and childbirth, involving a certain amount of education of women an approach that is often time-consuming.
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Midwife-Nurses • The word midwife has been used for centuries to describe a woman who is “with women” at birth. A midwife was traditionally an older female in the family or the community. Today, the individuals who hold that title are highly educated professionals who work collaboratively with physicians.
Midwife-Nurses • For centuries, women have turned to midwives for support and assistance in childbirth. (Midwife means "with woman.") Today's certified nurse-midwives continue to provide this personal care, which represents a bridge between traditional birth practices and modern technology.
Midwife-nurses • In the United States, some studies have indicated that midwife-attended births have lower NICU admission rates and lower caesarian birth rates. Midwifery is increasingly perceived as an appropriate alternative to traditional obstetrical care. Consequently, the need for midwives continues to grow. • Nurse-midwives provide primary care to childbearing women in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including hospitals, homes, and birth centers. They provide that care from a core belief that birth is not a medical event, but a very normal physiologic process.