Der Beitrag von Hebammen zur perinatalen Gesundheit

Translated title of the contribution: The contribution of midwives to perinatal health

Anna Niemeyer*, Christiane Schwarz

*Corresponding author for this work


Midwives contribute to the perinatal health of childbearing women and their children worldwide. This applies to the physical, but also to psychological, emotional and social aspects of health. Counselling healthy pregnant women, accompanying labouring women, supporting the transition into the life phase of motherhood/parenthood are fundamentally of primary prevention and ideally enable a positive experience of this life phase. In Germany, midwives work in all settings and in different organisational structures.

Translated title of the contributionThe contribution of midwives to perinatal health
Original languageGerman
JournalPublic Health Forum
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01.06.2021

Research Areas and Centers

  • Health Sciences

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-21 Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • 205-02 Public Health, Health Services Research and Social Medicine

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