Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Medical dominance in birth
Society and cultural beliefs may not always agree with or understand the ‘promotion of normal birth’ which is, by definition, the duty of every midwife (ICM 2005). Many midwives who may have only practised under medical supervision, may not understand or have any skill in the promotion of normal birth. Regardless of the fashion of the day, and a midwife who does not possess skill in promoting normal birth should be challenged and supported in achieving competence, in the same way as a midwife is required to have competence in newborn resuscitation or any other basic midwifery skill. [Continued]
Posted by Joy Johnston at 4:27 p.m.