[mid-wif-uh-ree, -wif-ree, mid-wahy-fuh-ree, -wahyf-ree]
- the technique or practice of a midwife.
Origin of midwifery
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Examples from the Web for midwifery
They are looking for the woman-centered care found in midwifery practices, or in extreme cases, on their own.Natural Childbirth Is Not a Cult
June 27, 2014
In Holland, midwifery is part of the medical system, and doctors and midwives work in close collaboration.Michelle Goldberg Answers a Critic’s Distortions of Her Home-Birth Argument
July 5, 2012
“I want people to understand the difference between medical care and midwifery care,” says Mindy Bizzell.Home Birth: Increasingly Popular, But Dangerous
June 25, 2012
There she studied nursing and midwifery, and came back home in 1961 as the first qualified Somali nurse-midwife.Somaliland's Healer of Women
March 13, 2010
Thus he was the first public teacher of midwifery in this country.An Epitome of the History of Medicine
We have treatises on midwifery of very ancient date, written by physicians.
They confine themselves generally to midwifery, and the diseases of their own sex.
It was not until 1838 that he became an independent lecturer on Midwifery.Sir James Young Simpson and Chloroform (1811-1870)
Henry Laing Gordon
The books I need most at present is such as treat on midwifery, anatomy, &c.The Underground Railroad
- the art or practice of a midwife; obstetrics
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Word Origin and History for midwifery
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
midwifery(mĭd-wĭf′ə-rē, mĭd′wīf′rē, -wī′fə-rē)
- The techniques and practice of a midwife including childbirth assistance, the independent care of essentially normal healthy women and infants before, during, and after childbirth, and, in collaboration with medical personnel, the consultation, management, and referral of cases in which abnormalities develop.
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