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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of nurse-midwife

  • There she studied nursing and midwifery, and came back home in 1961 as the first qualified Somali nurse-midwife.

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    Somaliland's Healer of Women

    Lynn Sherr

    March 13, 2010

nurse-midwife in Medicine



A person formally educated and certified to practice in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery.
Related formsnurse-midwifery n.
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