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midwife

 [mid´wīf]
a person who assists at childbirth but who is not a physician.
nurse-midwife see nurse-midwife.

mid·wife

(mid'wīf),
A person qualified to practice midwifery, having received specialized training in obstetrics and child care.
[A.S. mid, with, + wif, wife]

midwife

Medspeak-UK
A trained health professional in the UK, typically female, who provides assistance and primary medical care to women throughout pregnancy, monitoring its course, attending labour and delivery, following the new mother for up to 28 days after birth, assisting with breast feeding, neonatal care and so on.

Medspeak-US
A formally trained person, often an advanced practice registered nurse, who assists in childbirth; midwifery is undergoing a resurgence in popularity in the US, as it provides obstetric services for lower-income women and is a delivery option chosen by some upper-income women who desire a greater involvement in childbirth.

midwife

Obstetrics A trained person, often an advanced practice registered nurse, who assists in childbirth or, in many situations, is the primary provider of obstetric care Salary $66K + 9% bonus. See Alternative birthing center, Alternative gynecology, Certified nurse midwife, Doula, Granny midwife, Lay midwife, Natural childbirth; Cf Lamaze technique.

mid·wife

(mid'wīf)
A person qualified to practice midwifery, having received specialized training in obstetrics and child care.
See also: doula

mid·wife

(mid'wīf)
A person qualified to practice midwifery, having received specialized training in obstetrics and child care.
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"I then earned my midwifery qualification in 1974 and have worked for the trust ever since, first as a hospital midwife and now as a community midwife.
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One midwife thought of nutrition as a means to help improve birth outcomes for her home birth women.
"Even with the additional midwife, when the unit has two deliveries and all post-natal beds are full, the midwives are run off their feet.
Wrexham | Maelor Hospital based Julia Rogers is Welsh Midwife of the Year
Upon evaluation, the backup midwife had failed to complete the antenatal growth chart.
"I feel midwives usually pay more attention to the psychology of the mother during delivery than doctors do, so having a well-trained and qualified midwife during birth makes me more calm and safe."
She said hospital midwives also provided support in emergencies, helped with other procedures and assisted as second midwife at births.
Essentially, a midwife must register with the regulatory college or board in the province and territory that s/he will practice, and abide by the specific legislation and bylaws of the college or board, which sets out the scope of the practice of midwifery in that jurisdiction.
Breck's midwife-attended birth was not the all-natural experience some think of when they hear "midwife." She delivered in the hospital with physicians available if serious problems arose.
The England star, whose mother Lynn is a retired midwife, said the drive was vital to teach new mums how to care for their child.