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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIFE

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIFE

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Fri May 05, 2017 6:02 pm

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIFE
5TH OF MAY 2017

Maternal death is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or it's management but not from accidental or incidental causes.

Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death and disability among women of reproductive age in developing countries, Nigeria inclusive.

The maternal mortality rate in Nigeria is 814/100,000. This means that out of every one hundred thousand women who deliver, eight hundred and fourteen women are likely to die.

The main reason why our women die as a result of complications of pregnancy, labour and delivery is because they patronise charlatans, quacks and people who bears the name but are actually fake. Pregnancy, labour and delivery are seen as normal occurrences but sometimes things do go wrong and it takes the discerning eyes and knowledge of a registered Midwife to know the difference and take appropriate actions.

The wicked may often do their worst as we always believe and claim but has the good people done their best? Let us collectively throw sentiments away and choose a registered Midwife for our women and children's safety rather than blame the devil alone when we deliberately make a wrong choice.

You can request to see the license of your "Midwife" to ascertain her genuineness. Verify the number on her license from the Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria or from National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives.

If the Midwife works in any local government or local council development area of Lagos State visit www.folgonmlagoscharpter.org to verify or lodge your complaint or write us via our email info@folgonmlagoscharpter.org.

May 5 is the internationally recognised day for highlighting the work of midwives. ICM established the idea of the 'International Day of the Midwife' following suggestions and discussion among Midwives Associations in the late 1980s, then launched the initiative formally in 1992.

WHO IS A MIDWIFE

A midwife is a trained health professional who helps healthy women during labor, delivery, and after the birth of their babies. She is also trained to provide you with the needed emotional, practical, and social support during pregnancy, labour, delivery and postnatal care.

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A midwife is a registered care provider for healthy, low-risk women during their pregnancies, births and for 6 weeks postpartum. The midwife consults with and refers to specialists, when necessary.
The midwife will use emergency measures within the scope of her practice, if the need arises.

What Does Your Midwife Do?

Specifically your midwife will :

1) Provide family planning and preconception care

2) Do prenatal exams and order tests

3) Watch your physical and psychological health

4) Help you make your birth plans

5) Advise you about diet, exercise, meds, and staying healthy

6) Educate and counsel you about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care

7) Give you emotional and practical support during labor

8) Admit and discharge you from the hospital

9) Deliver your babies

10) Make referrals to Obstetrician when needed

How Your Midwife Works With Your Pregnancy Team

Midwives have a relationship with an Obstetrician (OB) who provides consultation as needed. Your midwife may refer you to an OB for care if a problem develops during your pregnancy.

Your midwife may team up with another midwife to help with your pregnancy, labour and delivery and after care.

Today I am reminding you to choose a registered Midwife to keep you and your baby safe.

Kudos to all Midwives of the world on your day

Proudly a Registered NURSE/MIDWIFE!

Good afternoon all!

Written by Mrs. Lateef Yusuf Mary


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Re: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIFE

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Fri May 05, 2017 6:15 pm

Written by Awojide Olurotimi Julius
To the Midwives worldwide I want to specially appreciate you, you are the reason for our existence;saving mothers and babies from avoidable deaths. On the occasion of your anniversary today I want to charge you to double your efforts in order to further reduce the maternal and neonatal mortality in our society. It is an already established fact by World Health Organization that the only way to ensure the safety of pregnant women is by them patronizing Skilled Birth Attendants such as Midwives. And for emphasis the Skilled Birth Attendants are only Nurses, Midwives and Doctors
I therefore want to implore the Public to STOP patronizing quacks for their own safety.

The government at all levels should ensure availability of Midwives in the community by providing more funding for the employment of Midwives. We should stop playing politics with the life of our people. If it is not a Midwife, it is NOT the same thing as Midwife..
Midwives, you are highly appreciated.

Happy Midwives' Day!
I love you all.
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