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Definition of Midwife

Midwife

  1. A woman who assists other women in childbirth; a female practitioner of the obstetric art.
  2. To assist in childbirth.
  3. To perform the office of midwife.

Midwife Quotations

Who is a professional? A professional is someone who has a combination of competence, confidence and belief. A water diviner is a professional. A traditional midwife is a professional. A traditional bone setter is a professional. These are professionals all over the world. You find them in any inaccessible village around the world.
Bunker Roy

Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.
Johannes Kepler

You wouldn't tolerate an underperforming surgeon in an operating theatre, or a underperforming midwife at your child's birth. Why is it that we tolerate underperforming teachers in the classroom?
Michael Gove

Giving birth was the most amazing thing I've ever done. I'd been living in a Third World country, and I said, 'I'm going to just squat behind a tree.' I basically did that but in a chair in my living room. I didn't want a sterile hospital room. I didn't want doctors. I had a midwife.
Carolyn Murphy

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
Eric Hoffer
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Midwife Translations

midwife in Dutch is vroedvrouw, verloskundige
midwife in French is sage-femme, accoucheuse, sage femme
midwife in German is Hebamme, Hebamme, Geburtshelferin
midwife in Italian is levatrice
midwife in Spanish is partera, comadrona
midwife in Swedish is barnmorska
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