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09:26 Jan 26, 2001
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: birth practioners
This term is used in obstetics field

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naPractitionerJoao DeMelo
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Andy Bell
Elisa Capelão



46 mins

The popular word for that is "parteira", that is, one who assists a woman in her labor ("parto").
Note that "parteira" is almost always used in the feminine form because most of them are women actually. But there can be "parteiros" too.
I think there is a more technical term to that, but I am not sure.

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2 hrs

agree with previuos answer.
Only other term is obstetra which is more technical but also correct

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Elisa Capelão
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birth practicioner

The term birth practicioner refers to someone present at a birth whose job is to manage the birth/labour. I guess this term is used to differentiate between a midwife - ie a formally trained person with a recognised qualification as a midwife either community or hospital based, as opposed to a birth practicioner, who could really be anyone assisting a woman in labour, but not necessarily having any recognised qualification or training.

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Andy Bell
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7 days

Meu dicionário médico diz que practitioner (faltou um "ti" no seu título)é "uma pessoa que preencheu os requisitos e está engajada na prática da medicina, odontologia ou enfermagem. [p] clínico.

O American Heritage não traz o termo "birth practitioner".

Joao DeMelo
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11 days

Isto implica em ser médico (pois o termo practioner assim o exige) e aquele especializado em obstetrícia (parte da medicina que se ocupa dos partos). Portanto obstetra é o médico que se ocupa de partos.

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