noun, plural mid·wives [mid-wahyvz]. /ˈmɪdˌwaɪvz/.
verb (used with object), mid·wifed or mid·wived, mid·wif·ing or mid·wiv·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for midwife
She was delivered at home by her great-grandmother, who despite being blind and having bound feet was her village’s midwife.Joey Wat, CEO of China’s Largest Restaurant Company, Shares Lessons on Controlling COVID-19|Eben Shapiro|December 6, 2020|Time
The parents had chosen to give birth at home, with a certified professional midwife attending.
At the time of her arrival in 2011, many of the facilities in Liberia lacked even a single midwife, let alone trained OB/GYNs.The Only Thing More Terrifying Than Ebola Is Being Pregnant With Ebola|Kent Sepkowitz, Abby Haglage|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It means care with a mother-focused doctor or midwife, sometimes in a place other than a hospital.
Later on they came and said something else, but a midwife later told me the same [not to have more children].
Instead, he wound up being the midwife for the Soviet Union's demise.
In this case the midwife was afraid to go alone with her summoner, and begged that her husband might accompany her.
Conversely, when the midwife is rewarded with that which seems valuable it turns out worthless.
The quondam midwife, with tears in her eyes, looked at her, and blessed the moment she had done a generous act.
During this time,—from 1760 to 1775,—a Mrs. Peck was also known in the same town as an excellent midwife.The College, the Market, and the Court|Caroline H. Dall
The midwife, without the ointment, is deceived like Thor by Utgard-Loki: nothing is as it appears to her.
British Dictionary definitions for midwife
noun plural -wives (-ˌwaɪvz)
Word Origin for midwife
Medical definitions for midwife
n. pl. mid•wives (-wīvz′)
Cultural definitions for midwife
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.