The midwife in the community
Midwifery education modules - second edition
The module begins with the story of Mrs X which shows how certain social, economic and cultural factors, combined with delays in seeking and obtaining medical care, put mothers at risk of complications which frequently lead to death. The theme from the story is then reinforced throughout the remainder of the module. Special emphasis is given to the role of midwives in promoting safe motherhood in the community by helping individuals, families and other community members understand and contribute to safe motherhood.