noun, plural mid·wives [mid-wahyvz] /ˈmɪdˌwaɪvz/.
verb (used with object), mid·wifed or mid·wived, mid·wif·ing or mid·wiv·ing.
- midwest city,
- midwife toad,
Origin of midwife
Examples from the Web for midwife
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.
MacNeal describes the relationship with her midwife—who she says she researched thoroughly—as intimate, and her births, special.
Second funniest, midwife asked me to rate my pain 1-10 periodically and at one point I said 9.Penis Beakers and Constipated Dolls: What Mothers REALLY Want To Know|Tom Sykes|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was the fellow feeling of the midwife for the poor mother that saved Moses.Advice to Young Men|William Cobbett
On the third day after a child is born the midwife lifts it up for the first time, and it is given a few light blows on the back.
He could neither get midwife to assist her or nurse to tend her, and two servants which he kept fled both from her.A Journal of the Plague Year|Daniel Defoe
In the summer of 1896 she returned to this country, qualified as a nurse and midwife.Emma Goldman|Charles A. Madison
The midwife does what is necessary; and the child is admitted into no division of the tribe.Folklore of the Santal Parganas|Cecil Henry Bompas
noun plural -wives (-ˌwaɪvz)
Word Origin for midwife
n. pl. mid•wives (-wīvz′)
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.