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Midwives - 29-9099.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Provide prenatal care and childbirth assistance.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Birth Center Midwife
  • Certified Direct-Entry Midwife
  • Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)
  • Homebirth Midwife
  • Lay Midwife
  • Licensed and Certified Midwife
  • Licensed Certified Professional Midwife
  • Licensed Direct Entry Midwife
  • Licensed Midwife (LM)

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Assess birthing environments to ensure cleanliness, safety, and the availability of appropriate supplies.
  • Assess the status of post-date pregnancies to determine treatments and interventions.
  • Assist maternal patients to find physical positions that will facilitate childbirth.
  • Collaborate in research studies.
  • Collect specimens for use in laboratory tests.
  • Compile and evaluate clinical practice statistics.
  • Complete birth certificates.
  • Conduct ongoing prenatal health assessments, tracking changes in physical and emotional health.
  • Counsel women regarding the nutritional requirements of pregnancy.
  • Develop, implement, or evaluate individualized plans for midwifery care.
  • Establish and follow emergency or contingency plans for mothers and newborns.
  • Estimate patients' due dates and re-evaluate as necessary based on examination results.
  • Evaluate patients' laboratory and medical records, requesting assistance from other practitioners when necessary.
  • Identify tubal and ectopic pregnancies and refer patients for treatments.
  • Identify, monitor, or treat pregnancy-related problems such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, pre-term labor, or retarded fetal growth.
  • Incorporate research findings into practice as appropriate.
  • Inform patients of how to prepare and supply birth sites.
  • Maintain documentation of all patients' contacts, reviewing and updating records as necessary.
  • Monitor fetal growth and well-being through heartbeat detection, body measurement, and palpation.
  • Monitor maternal condition during labor by checking vital signs, monitoring uterine contractions, or performing physical examinations.
  • Obtain complete health and medical histories from patients including medical, surgical, reproductive, or mental health histories.
  • Perform annual gynecologic exams, including pap smears and breast exams.
  • Perform post-partum health assessments of mothers and babies at regular intervals.
  • Provide comfort and relaxation measures for mothers in labor through interventions such as massage, breathing techniques, hydrotherapy, or music.
  • Provide information about community health and social resources.
  • Provide information about the physical and emotional processes involved in the pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum periods.
  • Provide necessary medical care for infants at birth, including emergency care such as resuscitation.
  • Provide patients with contraceptive and family planning information.
  • Provide, or refer patients to other providers for, education or counseling on topics such as genetic testing, newborn care, contraception, or breastfeeding.
  • Recommend the use of vitamin and mineral supplements to enhance the health of patients and children.
  • Refer patients to specialists for procedures such as ultrasounds or biophysical profiles.
  • Respond to breech birth presentations by applying methods such as exercises or external version.
  • Set up or monitor the administration of oxygen or medications.
  • Suture perineal lacerations.
  • Test patients' hemoglobin, hematocrit, and blood glucose levels.
  • Treat patients' symptoms with alternative health care methods such as herbs or hydrotherapy.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.
  • Care for women during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Collect biological specimens from patients.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members.
  • Communicate health and wellness information to the public.
  • Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, or health.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Prepare official health documents or records.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions.
  • Treat medical emergencies.
  • Treat patients using alternative medical procedures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Aeromedical Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Family Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician-Gynecologist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecologic Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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