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Basic and ongoing education of midwives in SA

Midwifery is a profession in its own right, with a unique body of knowledge, skills, and behaviours as well as shared competencies and knowledge with other health disciplines.

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Respectful care, the commitment of midwives in SA

Pregnancy and childbirth are significant events in the lives of women and families but it also represent a time of intense vulnerability. Safe motherhood is usually restricted to physical safety, but childbearing is also an important rite of passage, with deep personal and cultural significance for a woman and her family.

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