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ISCO-08-code: 
2222

ISCO 08 Code 2222                  Midwifery professionals    

Lead Statement

Midwifery professionals plan, manage, provide and evaluate midwifery care services before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. They provide delivery care for reducing health risks to women and newborn children, working autonomously or in teams with other health care providers.

Task statement

Tasks include:

  • planning, providing and evaluating care and support services for women and babies before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth according to accepted practice and standards;
  • providing advice to women and families and conducting community education on health, nutrition, birth and emergency plans, breastfeeding, infant care, family planning and contraception, lifestyle and other topics related to pregnancy and childbirth;
  • assessing progress during pregnancy and childbirth, managing complications and recognising warning signs requiring referral to a medical doctor with specialized skills in obstetrics;
  • monitoring the health status of newborns, managing complications and recognising warning signs requiring referral to a medical doctor with specialized skills in neonatology ;
  • monitoring  pain and discomfort experienced by women during labour and delivery and alleviating pain using a variety of therapies, including the use of pain-killing drugs;
  • conducting research on midwifery practices and procedures and disseminating findings such as through scientific papers and reports;
  • conducting midwifery education activities in clinical and community settings.
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Included occupations

Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Professional midwife
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Excluded occupations

Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Nurse, associate professional - 3231
  • Midwife, associate professional - 3232
  • Aid, nursing/hospital - 5132

Notes

Midwives who combine midwifery education or research with clinical midwifery practice are classified in Unit group 2222, Midwifery professionals.

Comments     

ISCO 88 Code(s) 2230, part

(NCvB; Maart 2010)