It means care with a mother-focused doctor or midwife, sometimes in a place other than a hospital.
Instead, he wound up being the midwife for the Soviet Union's demise.
Just listening to Gloria in the background, the midwife told me the obvious: “Call an ambulance.”
New York mother Tamyka Booth gave birth at home with a midwife.
MacNeal describes the relationship with her midwife—who she says she researched thoroughly—as intimate, and her births, special.
It was Rue de la Huchette where you said your midwife lives, wasn't it?
His brother Sam shew'd the midwife who carried him the way to the Pew.
At the foot of the bed is the midwife, and a servant who has brought drink for St. Anne.
Come then to me, who am a midwife, and the son of a midwife, and I will deliver you.
His father was a cowper in Ballance Street; his mother, whom I well remember, was a midwife in the city.
midwife mid·wife (mĭd'wīf')
n. pl. mid·wives (-wīvz')
A person, usually a woman, who is trained to assist women in childbirth. v. mid·wifed or mid·wived, mid·wif·ing or mid·wiv·ing, mid·wifes or mid·wives
To assist in the birth of a baby.
A person who serves as an attendant at childbirth but is not a physician. Some midwives (called certified nurse midwives) are trained in university programs, which usually require previous education in nursing; others (called lay midwives) learn their skills through apprenticeship.