Ministry of Health and Welfare is scheduled to add the nurse midwife into the operation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. It is said that this proposal will be beginning on March to help deal with the shortage of obstetricians in Taiwan.
The director-general of Taiwan Maternal Fetal Medicine Society (TMFMS) Cheng Po-jen pointed out that the difference between the nurse midwife and obstetricians.
Compare with obstetricians, the nurse midwife could have offered services since the women are pregnant until they give birth. In addition, those nurse midwives are movable which may benefit the disadvantages including female new immigrants in the remote district.