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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

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

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

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

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

When I ask my medical students to describe their image of a woman who elects to birth with a midwife rather than with an obstetrician, they generally describe a woman who wears long cotton skirts, braids her hair, eats only organic vegan food, does yoga, and maybe drives a VW microbus.
Alice Dreger
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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