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Midwifery Work During Childbirth (7 cr)

Code: TH00BY31-3004

General information


02.12.2023 - 14.02.2024


07.02.2024 - 24.04.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

7 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Emergency Care, Public Health Nursing and Midwifery


Kupittaa Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


10 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Midwifery


  • Hanna Koivikko
  • Marjatta Häsänen


    Degree Programme in Midwifery, Part-Time Path Studies, Spring 24


The student:

· Can plan, implement, record and evaluate the basic and obstetric care of the woman giving birth at all stages of childbirth
· Understands the course of childbirth and the changes in it from the point of view of the woman giving birth and the foetus
· Can guide, advise and care for women giving birth and their families
· Can independently plan and implement pain relief during childbirth using nursing methods
· Can administer medical pain relief during childbirth in cooperation with a doctor
· Can independently handle low-risk childbirths
· Can anticipate and identify low-risk childbirths that turn into high-risk births
· Can act as a member of a multi-professional team in high-risk childbirths
· Can prevent, identify and intervene in time in connection with changes in a new-born’s health
· Can care for a new-born
· Learns about the causes, symptoms and care of pathological pregnancies and deliveries and know how to act appropriately.
· Knows the most important and up-to-date pharmacology in the field
· Can interpret cardiotochography
· Students will learn to assist the parturient woman in cases of shoulder dystocia.
· Can stitch tears caused by childbirth and episiotomy



• Midwifery at Different Stages of Parturition
• Planning, implementation and evaluation of normal childbirth care in various operating environments
• Assessment of the condition of the foetus and monitoring methods
• Pain relief during childbirth
• Clinical skills of midwifery during childbirth
• Stitching of tears caused by childbirth and episiotomy
• Assessment and monitoring of the new-born’s health after childbirth and during intensified observation
• Emergency care of new-borns
• Support for early interaction and first-time breastfeeding
• Midwifery in high-risk deliveries
• Changes in the condition of the foetus and the parturient woman
• Problems in childbirth
• Clinical skills in high-risk deliveries
• The areas of responsibility and operation of different professional groups in a complicated delivery
• Obstetrics and Pharmacology
• Pathological pregnancy
• Interpretation of cardiotochography
• Shoulder dystocia

Evaluation scale