Overslaan en naar de inhoud gaan

ISCO 08 Code 3222      Midwifery associate professionals

Lead Statement

Midwifery associate professionals provide health care and advice before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. They implement care, treatment and referral plans usually established by medical, midwifery and other health professionals.

Task statement

Tasks include:

  • advising expectant mothers on appropriate diet, exercises and behaviour to ease pregnancy and childbirth, and noting their general health and progress;
  • delivering babies, usually only in the case of normal delivery, or, assisting doctors or midwifery professionals in deliveries;
  • attending mothers in the post-natal period to supervise their recovery, to check on babies' progress, and to instruct parents in baby care;
  • caring for newborn babies and recognising signs and symptoms requiring intervention of medical doctors or midwifery professionals;
  • advising parents on matters of personal hygiene that may affect the health of babies, such as cleanliness of hands, skin and hair, and of environmental hygiene, such as cleanliness of household;
  • providing advice and training on infant care to parents of newborn babies;
  • advising on and administering birth control methods.

Included occupations

  • Assistant midwife
  • Traditional midwife

Excluded occupations

  • Clinical nurse consultant - 2221
  • Nurse, professional - 2221
  • Specialist nurse - 2221
  • Nursing aide (hospital) - 5321
  • Professional midwife - 2222
  • Midwifery attendant - 5321


Indian NCO 3320.10

ISCO 88 Code(s) 3232, part - 2230, part

(NCvB; Maart 2010)