In the service of life
In The Service of Life
TRAVELS TO Sweden, Greenland, Cambodia, Afghanistan
MEDIA OUTLETS Book, Swedish and English editions
ASSIGNED BY The Swedish Association of Midwives
In 1711 Sweden received the first regulation for midwives which stated that the midwives in Stockholm should be trained, examined and swear an oath. To be bound by oath meant an undertaking always to support women in childbirth whether rich or poor, high or low born; never to discuss anything said in confidence and to always support their colleagues.
The academic education of qualified midwifes was a successful investment which contributed to a decrease in maternal mortality in Sweden as early as the 19th century.
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