[ nurs-mid-wahyf ]
/ ˈnɜrsˈmɪdˌwaɪf /
noun, plural nurse-mid·wives.
a nurse skilled in assisting women in the prenatal period and in childbirth, especially at home or in another nonhospital setting.
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Example sentences from the Web for nurse-midwife
There she studied nursing and midwifery, and came back home in 1961 as the first qualified Somali nurse-midwife.
Medical definitions for nurse-midwife
A person formally educated and certified to practice in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery.
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