The midwife does not have to perform Ghusl

Q: Should a midwife perform Ghusl (full ritual bath) after childbirth assistance or is Wudu' (ablution) sufficient?


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Neither Ghusl nor Wudu' is obligatory for a midwife as a result of her assisting a pregnant woman during delivery. She just has to wash off any Najasah (impurities) - such as blood or the like - that may have soiled parts of her body and clothing if she is going to perform Salah (Prayer). However, her Wudu' is invalidated if she touches the vulva of the pregnant woman during delivery.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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