Midwife is a person, who practice midwifery in the Philippines, holding a valid Certificate of Registration as a midwife and Professional Identification Card issued by the PRC. The practice of midwifery is defined in Section 23 of Republic Act No. 7392.

All applicants for registration to the practice of midwifery in the Philippines shall be required to undergo a midwifery licensure examination as required for in R.A 7392.

In order to be admitted to the midwifery board examination, an applicant shall, at the time of filing of his/ her application therefor, establish to the satisfaction to the Board that he/she:
a. Is in good health and of good moral character
b. Is a graduate of midwifery in a government recognized and duly accredited institution. At the time of the issuance of a certificate of registration, the applicant shall be a citizen of the Philippines and at least eighteen (18) years of age.

Scope of Midwifery Board Examination

The licensure examination for midwifery shall consist of the following:
1. Infant care and feeding
2. Obstetrical anatomy and physiology
3. Principles of bacteriology as applied to midwifery practice
4 Obstetrics
5 Midwifery procedures
6 Domiciliary midwifery
7 Community hygiene and firstaid
8 Nutrition
9 Ethics of midwifery practice
10 Primary health care;
11 Professional Growth and Development
12 Family planning
13 Other subjects which the Board may deem necessary for addition or inclusion from time to time.

Registered nurses who pass the board examination for midwives may be given a Certification of registration. The registered nurse, before being allowed to take midwife licensure examination must show evidence to the Board of having actually handled twenty delivery cases as certified to by the director or chief of a duly registered or recognized hospital, or by the proper town, city, or provincial health officer.

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