Provides prenatal care and childbirth assistance.
This career is part of the Health Science cluster Therapeutic Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Monitors maternal condition during labor by checking vital signs, monitoring uterine contractions, or performing physical examinations.
- Monitors fetal growth and well-being through heartbeat detection, body measurement, and palpation.
- Identifies, monitors, or treats pregnancy-related problems such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, pre-term labor, and retarded fetal growth.
- Provides necessary medical care for infants at birth, including emergency care such as resuscitation.
- Establishes and follows emergency or contingency plans for mothers and newborns.
- Identifies tubal and ectopic pregnancies and refers patients for treatments.
- Performs post-partum health assessments of mothers and babies at regular intervals.
- Maintains documentation of all patients' contacts, reviewing and updating records as necessary.
- Assesses the status of post-date pregnancies to determine treatments and interventions.
- Counsels women regarding the nutritional requirements of pregnancy.
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