What type of emergency equipment do midwives carry?

What type of emergency equipment do midwives carry?

Midwives are trained to respond to medical emergencies and carry equipment and medications to treat common complications of childbirth. This includes oxygen tanks for mother and baby, resuscitation equipment for newborns, intravenous supplies, tools for suturing tears and medications to treat heavy bleeding.

What is all the equipment that you will need to have in the delivery room?


  • Blood pressure machine and stethoscope.
  • Body thermometer.
  • Fetal stethoscope.
  • Baby scale.
  • Self inflating bag and mask – neonatal size.
  • Suction apparatus with suction tube.
  • Infant stethoscope.

    What is midwifery kit?

    The kit contains basic drugs, renewable medical supplies, medical equipment and basic sterilisation and resuscitation equipment for health facilities to perform an average of 50 normal deliveries.

    Do midwives give needles?

    If you’ve chosen a home birth, your midwife will manage your labour and the birth. They might need to call an ambulance to take you to hospital if complications arise that require medical intervention. Midwives can’t give epidurals. These can only be given in a hospital by an anaesthetist.

    What do midwives bring to home births?

    If you’re planning to give birth in your bed, your midwife will bring disposable pads for you to use but you might like an extra waterproof covering for your mattress. If you would like a water birth at home, have lots of towels handy as you may want to get in and out of the water depending on how you’re feeling.

    Do midwives wear stethoscopes?

    Otherwise, most maternity units have a stethoscope there if you need to use a stethoscope for anything. The only time I use it is literally when I’m on post natal ward doing baby ops, that’s it. And if you don’t even do baby ops then you don’t need it.

    What tool is used to break your water?

    amniotic hook
    To break your water, the doctor will insert the amniotic hook and use it to puncture the amniotic sac. You might feel some slight discomfort as the device enters your vagina, but as for the actual water breaking, most women only feel a big, warm gush of liquid.

    Do you get your own room when you give birth?

    You will be taken to the labour ward or your room, where you can change into a hospital gown or other clothes of your own. Choose something that is loose and, ideally, made of cotton, because you’ll feel hot during labour and may not want to wear anything tight.

    What is a delivery kit?

    The Mother’s Delivery Kit is a product (and social business) designed to ensure safer births, instigate behavioural change in birth delivery procedures and create income-earning power for women selling and distributing the kits across 30 of Nigeria’s 36 states.

    What kind of tools do midwives use during labor?

    Pre & Post Labor Tools. A Doppler, or an ultrasound kit, is needed to test the baby’s heartbeat, making sure it is at a normal rhythm. A fetoscope is also used to listen to the fetal heartbeat. A fetoscope has a camera on the tip so it can be inserted inside you to get a better look at the baby.

    What kind of work does a midwife do?

    Most midwives work in the NHS, but some practice privately and some in social enterprise schemes. Midwives work in all healthcare settings, including in: special baby care units (SCBU) or neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Do I have to see my GP for a referral to a midwife? No, you can go directly to a midwife for your antenatal care.

    Why are syringes and needles used by midwives?

    It is the only way to ensure that nothing is transferred to the baby after delivery. Syringes and needles are necessary to administer the epidural that will relieve you from some of the pain during labor. Also, midwives may use the syringes to take tissue or blood samples.

    Why do midwives need to wear gloves during delivery?

    For the health and safety of you and the midwife, gloves are always used when handling the medical tools and when touching you or the baby. It is the only way to ensure that nothing is transferred to the baby after delivery.