Texas Midwifery Board About the Profession - Scope of Practice



"Midwifery" means the practice of:

(A) providing the necessary supervision, care, and advice to a woman during normal pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period;

(B) conducting a normal delivery of a child; and

(C) providing normal newborn care.

"Newborn" means an infant from birth through the first six weeks of life.

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Last updated April 16, 2010