Midwifery offers professional care and support for the
pregnant during and after pregnancy. The midwife provided health care services,
advice and counseling, prescriptions during pregnancy, labor and newborn care.
Midwife is a birth partner that often equals the importance of the male
The midwife is also the key person in the physical and
psychological health of the pregnant. She is the one that can help with the
family planning, that follows all prenatal and order tests, the one that
advises even about diet, exercise, how to stay healthy, counsel about pregnancy
and newborn care and finally delivers the baby.
The role of midwife is not only supportive during the
labor. The most important thing in case of pregnancy loss is the woman to
understand that it is not her fault, so her midwife –or anyone midwife- should
inform her with all the etiologies about miscarriage. They can inform the
pregnant about the care that maybe need. Although, when they have to confront a
pregnancy loss she must be positive. The influence that has is important
because that period of her life the woman wants to be supported and she has to
move on because she feels guilty and emptiness.
The midwife is also the provider of emotional,
practical and social support. In case of pregnancy loss where such kind of loss
is a devastating situation for the woman as well as the male partner midwife
will develop a trust relationship. The emotional pain has to be deal at once so
that the woman shouldn’t feel guilty at all. Then midwife will communicate
effectively the stage of denial, anger,
and disbelief as most of the women experience these kinds of emotions. The
reunion of the couple, the grief, and the recovery are the next steps to be
followed by the midwife. She will be
there to make all above steps are followed and make sure that women will try to
become pregnant again, free of guilt and prejudice.
Midwife according to the Bible means with women but the
meaning of word midwife is also there for the male partner. She is responsible
for the following up of the male partner as well. She will inform the male of
all changes that will be affected during the process of pregnancy and birth.
Most of the male partners have feared not only for the pregnant in case
something goes wrong also the unknown after the childbirth. Most of them are
willing to attend the labor of the child but they must be first prepared that
the procedure is somehow too personal and leaves mixed emotions. It seems from
different cases that a childbirth can either bring closer a couple or driven
apart by it. She will be the calming influence and the male must fall with her
plan in order to manage the stress or anxiety of watching the labor pain and
also the fact that he can’t help at all. She is the one to sense the parent’s
fear and reassure that she is there for them.