midwives midwives  /ˈmɪd ˌwaɪvz/


  • (n) a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies


  1. Japan alone has 40,000 midwives, many of whom staff the 143 community health centers to which rural housewives go to give birth.
  2. But in many places, such gains are dwarfed by a multitude of problems: scattershot care, low pay for health workers and a scarcity of midwives and doctors.
  3. Yet there's still resistance from some doctors and midwives.


  1. Midwives' birth center in Middleton to close

    MIDDLETON, Wis. — A Middleton medical facility where midwives have delivered hundreds of babies over the last decade plans to close because it can't get health insurers to cover its services.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Midwives free to practice in Indiana

    Indiana will become the 28th state to legalize and regulate midwifery when a new law goes into effect July 1. by The Statehouse File By Sandie Love Indiana will become the 28th state to legalize and regulate midwifery when a new law goes into effect July 1. Until now, it has been illegal for midwives to practice in Indiana unless they were certified-nurse midwives licensed by the state.… [ Read ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nuvo

  3. 2 Women & Infants midwives inducted as fellows of ACNM

    ( Women & Infants Hospital ) Linda Hunter, CNM, EdD, FACNM, and Linda Nanni, CNM, MS, FACNM, are among a group of 15 midwives recently honored by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) for demonstrating outstanding professional achievement and contributions to the midwifery community. A limited number of midwives are selected for this highly coveted distinction each year and are inducted ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!


  1. Dame Karlene Davis, the general secretary of the RCM, said: "We have strongly argued that, given the outlook for the economy in future years, acceptance of the three-year deal would represent a vote for a real terms pay cut. Midwives are already...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Karlene Davis Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. Mr Johnson said: "As society has changed, so has healthcare. This is particularly true of the traditional roles of nurses and midwives."
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Alan Johnson Source: Western Daily Press

  3. Ms Sturgeon said: "We are continuing to work closely with boards and other organisations to ensure Scotland is prepared for any NHS staffing implications as a result of the pandemic. The extra resource former nurses and midwives can provide if the...
    on Oct 3, 2009 By: Nicola Sturgeon Source: BBC News

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