Table of Contents
- 1 What a midwife needs?
- 2 What is content of midwifery kit?
- 3 What do I need as a student midwife?
- 4 What skills do midwives need?
- 5 What are the instruments used in delivery room?
- 6 Can a midwife do ultrasounds?
- 7 What are the medical tools used by midwives?
- 8 What are the different types of midwives during pregnancy?
- 9 What do midwives use to administer epidurals?
What a midwife needs?
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE CERTIFICATION Candidates need RN licensure and at least a master’s in nursing, although some opt for a doctoral degree instead. The graduate program should hold accreditation from the ACNM Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education.
What is content of midwifery kit?
The Midwifery Kit – Complete contains basic drugs, renewable medical supplies, medical equipment and basic sterilisation and resuscitation equipment for health facilities to perform an average of 50 normal deliveries.
What equipment do midwives bring to home births?
Most midwives will bring the following with them the day of delivery: Oxygen for the baby if needed. IV’s for mom if she becomes dehydrated or needs additional nutrients. Sterile gloves, gauze pads, a cotton hat for the baby, drop cloths, waterproof covers for the bed, a thermometer, a pan for sitz baths after birth.
What do I need as a student midwife?
You will need to buy a notebook, black shoes, a fob watch (silicone is best, for infection control reasons), red and black biros, one good midwifery textbook to start out, and a good midwifery study space with stationary, including coloured pens or pencils.
What skills do midwives need?
Skills required to be a midwife
- an understanding and caring attitude.
- an ability to get on well with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
- emotional and mental strength.
- good observation.
- an ability to act on own initiative.
- willingness to take responsibility.
What exactly is a midwife?
A midwife is a trained health professional who helps healthy women during labor, delivery, and after the birth of their babies. Midwives may deliver babies at birthing centers or at home, but most can also deliver babies at a hospital.
What are the instruments used in delivery room?
Delivery instruments (sterile)
- Needle holder.
- Artery forceps or clamp.
- Dissecting forceps.
- Sponge forceps.
- Vaginal speculum.
Can a midwife do ultrasounds?
If you decide to work with a midwife, that doesn’t preclude procedures like ultrasounds and genetic testing during your pregnancy. Some midwives study to offer additional services, such as basic ultrasounds to check amniotic fluid levels, Anderson said.
Does a midwife need a stethoscope?
Otherwise, most maternity units have a stethoscope there if you need to use a stethoscope for anything. The only time I use it is literally when I’m on post natal ward doing baby ops, that’s it. And if you don’t even do baby ops then you don’t need it.
What are the medical tools used by midwives?
A Doppler, or an ultrasound kit, is needed to test the baby’s heartbeat, making sure it is at a normal rhythm. A fetoscope is also used to listen to the fetal heartbeat. A fetoscope has a camera on the tip so it can be inserted inside you to get a better look at the baby.
What are the different types of midwives during pregnancy?
The use of midwives during pregnancy has been around for centuries and there are a few types of midwives to choose from, including certified nurse-midwives, certified professional midwives and direct-entry midwives.
When do you use gloves as a midwife?
For the health and safety of you and the midwife, gloves are always used when handling the medical tools and when touching you or the baby. It is the only way to ensure that nothing is transferred to the baby after delivery. Syringes and needles are necessary to administer the epidural that will relieve you from some of the pain during labor.
What do midwives use to administer epidurals?
Syringes and needles are necessary to administer the epidural that will relieve you from some of the pain during labor. Also, midwives may use the syringes to take tissue or blood samples. They may use a smaller heel prick device to take a blood sample from the baby.