Why can't midwifes perform cesarean( C sections) operation?

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Blackstarr
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So, why can't they, why does it have to be an obstetrician(doctor), after all midwifery is all about delivering babies and the care given to the mother and the baby?

Just wondering.
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Because a cesarean is actually major surgery carried out by qualified surgeons with experience.
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Why can't a psychiatrist remove a brain tumor?

Why can't a dietitian perform a gastric bypass?

Why can't a chiropractor perform spinal surgery?

Why can't a personal trainer perform a quadruple bypass?

Why can't an optician remove cataracts?
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Midwives aren't surgeons.
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The role of a midwife has traditionally been deeply rooted in the normality of pregnancy and childbearing. In the event that a pregnancy or labour deviates from the normal and into the complex, a doctor is the most suitable person to lead the care.

Health Care Professionals each have their own sphere of practice, they overlap slightly but are distinct. A midwife is the best person to facilitate a normal vaginal delivery, whereas a doctor is best placed to facilitate an assisted delivery or a caesarian section. By having our own areas of expertise, we are able to specialise in our sphere better than if we tried to spread ourselves too thin.
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Midwives are not surgeons,
Neither is midwifery all about delivering babies...
If you're applying for midwifery you need to further research the role of a Midwife
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