Midwifery is a health study and profession that focuses on women's sexual and reproductive health throughout their lives, including pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period (including new-born care). Midwifery is a medical profession in several nations (special for its independent and direct specialised education; should not be confused with the medical specialty, which depends on a previous general training). A midwife is a person who works in the field of midwifery.
Obstetrical nursing is a subspecialty of nursing in which the nurse works with patients who are trying to conceive, are pregnant, or have recently given birth. Obstetrics nurses, also known as OB nurses, collaborate with doctors to educate and care for women throughout their pregnancies and during childbirth. They also give the first few days of care after a baby is born. OB nurses are in charge of helping moms care for their babies in the delivery room. Providing emotional support for an anxious or apprehensive spouse is often an element of this. The OB nurse is there to assist an expecting woman from the minute she enters the hospital until she is released to go home.