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Specialist vocabulary: midwifery


I’m a midwife, antenatal teacher and breastfeeding peer supporter and I’d be really interested to learn some Welsh vocabulary related to these areas, but I’m not sure where to start looking. I have thought of looking at some bilingual websites but would want to have some kind of insight into how close / elastic the translations into English are. Does anyone know of any good sources? Are there dictionaries? Do any of the health boards in Wales offer language training that might be open to non-employees? Any pointers gratefully received, diolch!


This is an official list of general health terms from the Senedd. I’m not sure how much would be useful to you:

And there is more general health and social care vocabulary here:


Diolch yn fawr Deborah, I’ll have a look.