Health Care for Mum and Baby

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What is a Midwife?
A Nurse that has Specialised Training in the Care of Women Before, After and During a Pregnancy.
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What Do Midwives Do?
Conduct the Booking-In Visit, Carry Out Routine Testing, Arrange Specialist Tests and Scans, Run Ante-Natal Classes, May Administer some Drugs, Deliver Babies in Straight Forward Births and Advise on Caring for Newborn Baby.
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Name the 3 Types of Midwives?
Community, Hospital and Idependant.
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What Does a Community Midwife Do?
Work as Part of a Team. They Provide Ante-Natal Clinic Care in Normal Pregnancies and Carry Out Post-Natal Visits in the Womens Home. They also attend Home Births.
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What Does a Hospital Midwife Do?
Work on the Labour Ward and Help Women in Labour and During Birth. They also work in Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Wards.
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What Does an Independant Midwife Do?
Don't Work for the NHS, are Paid for by the Women and Attend Home Births.
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Name the 2 Medical Practitioners that may be Involved?
General Practitioner may sometimes share care with the Midwife for the Mother During and Post-Natally. They Conduct the Post-Natal Examinations 6 Weeks After Birth. An Obstretrician is a Specialist, Based in Hospital cares for Women with Problems.
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What Information do the Hand Held Notes Include?
These are Kept by the Mother and Brought to all her Ante-Natal Appointments. These Include, Name, Address, Contact Number, General Health, Family History, History of Previous Pregnancies and Labours, Ante-Natal Assesments, EDD and Birth Plan.
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What are the Advantages of Hand Held Notes?
They are Accessible, all Information is Stored in one Place and they can be Invaluable in an Emergency.
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What Happens at Ante-Natal Classes?
In the Last 8 Weeks of the Pregnancy, Mothers To Be Can Attend these Classes. They Provide Useful Advice on Childbirth and Childcare and are Run by Midwives. Its a Good Way to Meet Other Mums and Mums To Be and Get Valuable Information.
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Name Some of the things the Father To Be Can Do?
He can Help Support his Partner. During Pregnancy he can Attend Scans and Appointments, Go to Ante-Natal Classes and Help With Practical Work. During Labour he can, be Present, Offer Reassurance, Let the Midwife Know his Partners Wishes.
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What Does a Birth Plan Include?
Place of Birth, Who Will be Present, Type of Pain Relief and Position, Whether to Have an Oxytocin Injection to Deliever the Placenta, How to Monitor Labour, Personal Requirements, Religous and Dietry Requirements, Whos Going to Cut the Cord.
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What Do Midwives Do?

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Conduct the Booking-In Visit, Carry Out Routine Testing, Arrange Specialist Tests and Scans, Run Ante-Natal Classes, May Administer some Drugs, Deliver Babies in Straight Forward Births and Advise on Caring for Newborn Baby.

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Name the 3 Types of Midwives?

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What Does a Community Midwife Do?

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What Does a Hospital Midwife Do?

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