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midwife

 [mid´wīf]
a person who assists at childbirth but who is not a physician.
nurse-midwife see nurse-midwife.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mid·wife

(mid'wīf)
A person qualified to practice midwifery, having received specialized training in obstetrics and child care.
See also: doula
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mid·wife

(mid'wīf)
A person qualified to practice midwifery, having received specialized training in obstetrics and child care.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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