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10 facts on Midwifery

A midwife measures a woman's blood pressure during a postnatal check
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Midwives also provide essential care after birth for the mother and the newborn

After childbirth, midwives support mothers to breastfeed and to prevent mother-to-child-transmission of HIV. They check the health of the newborn and also counsel the mother on newborn care, birth spacing and family planning.

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