maternity support worker




Maternity support workers work together in a team with midwives and health professionals within the occupational fields of nursing and midwifery. They assist midwives and women in childbirth by providing the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, assist births and assist in providing care for the new-born.

Alternative label

  • maternity care assistant

  • assistant to midwife

  • maternity support employee

  • midwife care assistant

  • midwifery care assistant

  • midwife assistant

  • midwifery assistant

  • maternity healthcare assistant

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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