Midwives and Doulas

A midwife is a health care professional that assists a woman during pregnancy, labor and birth. A doula can also support a woman during labor and postpartum. Some women use midwives and doulas in place of a professional obstetrician, some use them in addition to. Ask questions about midwives and doulas here.

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Can a midwife countersign a UK passport?

No, it has to be a doctor, not a midwife. However, there have been changes and now a member of most professions including midwifery may sign if they are a UK passport holder themselves.

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Who does a midwife work with?

Midwives may work with a variety of people, depending on their practice. Some midwives work in conjunction with other midwives or with physicians (usually OB-GYNs but also family practice, etc.) Some midwives have apprentices who are studying to become midwives. Some hire assistants or doulas, and some work with registered nurses. A midwife may work alone or in group practices.

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Why are midwives called midwives?

It comes from Middle English: mid = "with" and Old English: wif = "woman".

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How do midwives check how dilated you are?

They stick their fingers inside the vagina and see how many fingers that fit in the cervix.

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What qualifications do you need to be a musician?

you don't necessarily need any qualifications to become a musician. If you want to teach, you need to have at least passed Grade 8 in that instrument. If you wish to study music at university you most probably need an A-Level in Music, but to be an actual musician, and play as a solo artist or in a band you don't really need anything other than the ability to play that instrument.

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Can a man be a midwife?

Absolutely, but it is not very common. There are male nurses, which is similar but male midwives will specialize in attending/assisting births.

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What education and training do you need to become an anthropologists?

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What does it take to become a Doula?

It takes a lot of patience and self motivation. A person can serve as a Doula without becoming certified, or she can get certified as a Doula which gives her more credibility.

To become certified, the doula is required to read about 5 books and to take an approved Doula training course which is usually 3 days long, 8-9 hours a day. The doula is required to take a breastfeeding support class, attend three live births (only one of which can be a C-section); in addition, there are requirements such as the doula's support must begin at or before four centimeters dilation, the doula must get evaluations from at least three clients, and the client's midwife, or the client's doctor and nurse (so three from each birth for which the client employs an obstetrician, two for each birth for which the client uses a midwife). Writing several essays is required as well.

Everything must be documented on forms from the certifying organization, and the doula must be a member of that certifying organization. The most widely accepted organization is DONA. (Doulas of North America) International. It would be wise to check out their website for more information on, and complete requirements for, becoming a doula.

Once the doula has completed all requirements, and depending on the certifying organization, she will have credentials that she may use after her name. For example, a doula certified through DONA International uses the abbreviation CD(DONA) after her name. The doula may also become listed on the certifying organization's website so potential clients can find her.

Other than the classes, reading, and paperwork, it takes a lot of time, dedication & patience. You have to be a nurturing person who doesn't mind getting down in the muck of things and be willing to put out a lot of physical labor for a long period of time. Unlike a nurse, a doula does not get to leave at the end of a shift. You are there for the duration, as well as a few hours afterwards...the first birth that I attended I was present, awake, and alert with the mother and her partner for 27 hours straight with no food breaks and only 3 bathroom breaks.....so this is not something for the light-hearted nor is it for someone who easily gets bored.

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What is a male midwife?

a man taking care of a pregnant woman

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What quailifcations do you need to become a councellar?

Depending on which field of therapy you are planning on joining, you typically need a B.S. degree (no that is not a curse word) as well as a masters in psychology and/or human development. Now to be a clinical social worker you need a B.S. or a B.A. in human development or in dclinical social sciences. To be a school therapist you need a masters, depending on the district. However after all this a Ph.D. is always prefered.

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What education or training do you need to become a gynecologist?

AnswerI am in UK but the answer would be the same in other countries although the actual letters after the name would be different.

You would have to train as doctor. MB,BS in UK, MD in US. (5 years)

Then you would have to do at least seven years as an intern and resident(US) House officer, Senior House Officer, Registrar (UK) learning the speciality and taking many exams along the way before obtaining Board Certification (US) Membership of Royal College of Obstericians and Gynaecologists (UK)

Answer4 years of college

4 years of medical school

4 years of OB/GYN residency

Most OB/GYN's are about 31 when they graduate from their residency if they complete all 12 years without interruption.

AnswerMedical degrees.
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What training do you need to become a doctor?

As a medical physician you need to attend medical school to earn the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. However, one can also be a doctor in research. This is what is meant by the Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.).

You can do your doctorate in anything (PhD), because you can specialize in whatever you like, you can be a doctor of music, biochemistry, English literature, etc.

There is no such thing as a degree in pre-med. It is a curriculum layout or sometimes known as a track, that prepares students who intend to seek admission to medical schools. The important issue is preparing for the appropriate prerequisites required for medical school. The student should have a strong background in the following areas.

* Biology (cell biology, biology of the organism)

* Chemistry (inorganic, organic)

* Physics * Communication (written and oral)

* Higher level math's

* Computer literacy

* Development of good critical thinking skills.

The USA:According to the US Department of Labor (see link below) you need 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years of internship and residency, depending on your specialty. The United Kingdom

All medical students in the UK will initially take an undergraduate course leading to a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (stage 1 of 3 to fully qualifying as a doctor).

The various stages in medical training in the UK are listed below:

  1. Undergraduate medical education - a period of study at medical school (attached to a university) with clinical placements in hospital and community settings. Typically lasts 5-6 years.
  2. Foundation programme - a two-year period which all UK medical graduates must undertake before moving on to run-through education.
  3. Run-through training - a period lasting for several years, which follows on from the foundation programme, when doctors train to specialise in either general practice or a specialty. The length of training will depend upon the career area/specialty in which the doctor wishes to work.

The training for a doctor is very thorough. Doctors goes through residency where they learn many of their skills. The exact training depends on the doctor's specialty.
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What qualification do you need to become a Japanese translator?

Actually, you don't need any formal qualification at all--so long as you have the applied skills. Start at www.lingotip.com, www.proz.com and www.atanet.org.

However, most companies who would hire you would ask if you have passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) at a minimum of level 2. (Level 1 is the highest and most difficult level).

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What education or training do you need to become an oncologist?

To become an Oncologist, or cancer specialist....To become an Oncologist, or cancer specialist, a medical degree is the first requirement and usually takes four-six years to earn (depending on the country). After that, a one (1) year internship and several years (generally two (2)) of residency in oncology will suffice. Of course, rapidly developing strategies, medicines and treatment options require continual on-going education to properly practice in the field of Oncology.

Good luck. Who knows, YOU might be the person who finally eradicates, or at least finds a viable "immunization" to prevent, what is, in all probability, mankind's most dreaded disease.

An oncologist is a medical physician who specialises in treating people with cancer....An oncologist is a medical physician who specialises in treating people with cancer.

YOu would have to do all the usual med school stuff (6 years) then intern, then residency befire starting to specialise.

It should also be noted that there are now several sub-specialties of oncology which require their own post-residency training.

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Are there any websites that can help you learn how to shoot a basketball correctly?

Just remember this: there is no correct way to shoot a basketball. Anyway that you can shoot is correct. There are no specific websites. There are some videos that you can buy that can help you learn how to shoot better, but no specific website. I am a basketball player and I get help with my shooting touch by looking on youtube. Type in a good shooter's name or someone who shoots vaguely similar to you. Look at their shot, pause the video if you need to, and study how they shoot it. Some great examples of excellent shooters are Peja Stojakovic, J.J. Redick, Ray Allen, and Reggie Miller. Remember, it all depends on how you shoot originally. Good place to get some great tips is on YouTube just search "tips on shooting a basketball"

you can only learn it by practicing it more and more.

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What does a midwife specialize in?

Midwives attend healthy, low-risk births. They are trained to recognize potential medical complications in pregnancy and refer those women to obstetricians, who specialize in higher risk pregnancies. Some midwives may have specific training in working with particular groups of women, such as women who have had a previous cesarean section or women who are giving the baby up for adoption and need additional emotional support.

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How much does David Beckham get paid a week?

Since celebrities do not announce their earnings in public it's impossible to provide an exact number on this. However, there are estimates.

David Beckham is paid $492,000 per week by L.A Galaxy, This does not include the 50% of shirt sales (with his name on) that he receives. The American soccer rule allows him and one other player to be paid above a certain wage limit, which he obviously exceeds.

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What qualifications do you need to become a midwife?

So many states, so many answers. Google midwiife licensing in your state. You should find it
In the UK, you need:

. At least 5 GCSE passes grades A*-C, including English language, maths and a science. Some universities ask for 7 or even 8 GCSE grades A*-C. You also need at least 3 A Levels, offers ranging from ABB-CCC....BBC being around average. Most universities ask for at least one of these grades to be from biology or human biology, and other subjects, such as chemistry, psychology and sociology are an advantage.

Alternative entry requirement really depend on the individual university
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Education and training you need to become a cosmetologist?

To become a Licenced cosmetologist you will need to obtain 1500 hours at a accredited cosmetology school. Some schools allow you to complete 1200 hours and go on and complete 300 hours of supervised apprentership.After you have completed your 1500 hours you must take the state board test. You must pass both the written an the practical portions of the test. After passing both test you will be awared your cosmetology Licences. You will still be required to do Contiued Education to keep your licence.

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What personal qualities do you need to be an accountant?

not easily fustrated, problem solver, good mathematician

Logical thinking; Love of numbers; Strong communication skills; Analytical ability; Ability to synthesize; Solid computer skills.

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How Many Days and Hours does a Game Designer Work?

It all depends with the employer or how close the due date is. The usually work for around 9-10 hours a day 5 days a week. The closer the due dates get, they need to put in extra hours on the weekend

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What education or training do you need to become a cosmetologist?

The requirements for becoming a licensed cosmetologist vary from state to state in the US. Many states require a minimum of 1200 to 1500 contact hours in school, during which time you learn not only the actual procedures for a variety of services, but the theory and science behind them as well. You may also be required to complete a certain amount of each service before you can graduate. In addition to the contact hours and services required for licensing, you may also be required to pass a written and practical examination by the state's licensing board. The services you will learn can vary greatly from school to school, but each school will at the very least teach you what you need to know to obtain your license. Some of the things you will learn are hair cutting, coloring, styling, curling, chemical hair relaxing, manicures and pedicures. You may also learn braiding techniques, extension techniques and a number of other creative skills to enhance your skill as a hairdresser. You can find a cosmetology program at either a specialized private beauty school such as Mitchell's or at your local community college or trade school. Cosmetology school is hard work and requires dedication, passion and organization, but if you can make it through, you're well on your way to a great career in cosmetology!

my wife is currently in school for cosmetology. there are schools all over for this. some universities also offer a cosmetology course which usually takes a year and you get an associates degree. at other technical colleges you can get the proper training, that also take a year, to take the boards in your state which gives you a license. In school you learn everything from haircuts, nail, hair styles, coloring, and other things. I would check the universityor college near you, or go onlineand look for Paul Mitchell schools which are eveywhere. you. it is a good trade to learn even if you do not make a career out of it.

To be a cosmetologist...you must have a lot of patience, you must be organized and must be able to concentrate through loud blow dryer noises. Theres plenty of great schools you can go to out there for it. And I hope this will work for u!!

yes you so have to go to college to be a cosmotologist

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What are your personal qualities?

I am a professional assistant myself ... and I would say the personal qualities most necessary for the job are 1) confidentiality, 2) patience, 3) organizational abilities, 4) writing abilities, and 5) phone skills.

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What does a midwife do on a day-to-day basis?

Well, a midwife basically delivers babies. She holds the baby after it has just left the woman's body and perform tasks such as cutting the umbilical cord and washing the baby after birth.

In-between births, she meets with pregnant women in different stages of their pregnancy to coach them about what they should expect.

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How much money does a midwife earn in the UK?

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In the UK, the starting salary for a newly qualified Midwife working outside of London is just under ?20,000 (Band 5). This does not include any shift allowances or overtime, which can increase the take home pay considerably. After one or 2 years, midwives progress to Band 6, and most will be earning ?22,000 - ?27,000 plus shift allowances on top. More senior midwives (band 7) will earn ?30,000 plus. London midwives commence on band 6 pay, and are in effect always one band ahead of other midwives. However, most people think that the little extra money they earn is not comparable to the extra cost of living in London.

the bands will have changed from April 09 due to the agenda for change, go to nhs website for more details on the salary bands for nursing and medical professions.

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