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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

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

Like a midwife, I make my living bringing new babies into the world, except that mine are new advertising campaigns.
David Ogilvy

A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
Billy Wilder

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

The artist's job, I think, is to be a conduit for mystery. To intuit it, and recognize that the story-germ has some inherent mystery in it, and sort of midwife that mystery into the story in such a way that it isn't damaged in the process, and may even get heightened or refined.
George Saunders
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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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