Childbirth and obstetrics in antiquity

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    it is advisable to work within the continuum of professional behavior (NMBA, 2008) and boundaries enabling the midwife to facilitate safe and appropriate midwifery care for each woman and her infant(s). The midwife works simultaneously within boundaries in relation to the obstetric risk hierarchy, Dove, Shona; Muir-Cochrane, and Eimear (2014) identified the midwives role as risk negotiator contributing to improved outcomes for women able to trust in the mother-midwife relationship to negotiate obstetric risk practice (p. 1063). The NMBA guide to professional boundaries (2010). advises the importance of acknowledging the disparity of power boundaries within the therapeutic relationship that may leave the woman vulnerable to exploitation or abuse should the midwife misuse this position of…

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