midwifery midwifery  /ˈmɪd ˌwaɪ fə ri/


  1. (n) the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
  2. (n) assisting women at childbirth



  1. There are a lot of reasons hospital-based doctors disagree with midwifery.
  2. So the Royal Thai Traffic Police has trained 145 of its officers in basic midwifery.
  3. Kate Price, an iron-willed woman with some of Leontyne's own incendiary temper, took to midwifery to bolster the family income.


  1. New law legalizes midwifery in Indiana

    Indianapolis — A new law that legalizes midwifery in Indiana has been a long time coming for women like Mary Ann Griffin, a certified professional midwife and longtime advocate of home births.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Kokomo Tribune

  2. Activist, humanitarian, Adé was compelled to give

    Activist, humanitarian, Adé was compelled to give Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 9:25 pm, Thursday, June 6, 2013 Adé returned to Houston, furthered her college education and started a nurse midwifery career in which she delivered more than 2,000 babies - earning the ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

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  1. Dame Karlene Davis, general secretary of the RCM, said: "I welcome Alan Johnson's announcement which represents a recognition of the need to increase midwifery numbers."
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Karlene Davis Source: Journal Live

  2. "A strong midwifery profession is key to achieving safer childbirth, and all pregnant women should have access to a midwife," said UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid.
    on Dec 12, 2006 By: Thoraya Obaid Source: UNFPA (press release)

  3. In their statement Mr and Mrs Kennedy said: "It is wonderful for us both and we are extremely grateful for the superb clinical and midwifery support which we have received."
    on Apr 12, 2005 By: Charles Kennedy Source: BBC News

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