• WordNet 3.6
    • n midwifery assisting women at childbirth
    • n midwifery the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Midwifery Assistance at childbirth; help or coöperation in production.
    • Midwifery The art or practice of assisting women in childbirth; obstetrics.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n midwifery The practice of obstetrics; the practice of assisting women in childbirth.
    • n midwifery Assistance at childbirth or in production.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Midwifery art or practice of a midwife or accoucheuse: assistance at childbirth
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mid, together with (Ger. mit, Gr. met-a), wíf, woman.


In literature:

You can have all visiting, all surgery, all midwifery.
"The Stark Munro Letters" by J. Stark Munro
SOCRATES: And that I myself practise midwifery?
"Theaetetus" by Plato
He had cases in midwifery before and after this, which presented nothing peculiar.
"Medical Essays" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Midwifery should be taught in the same course with fencing and boxing, riding and rowing.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
The venerable system of midwifery prevailed.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
One of the few occupations open to Jewesses is the practice of midwifery.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
He likewise offers his services to the public as a practitioner of physic, surgery and midwifery.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Besides, as laying-time approaches, the phosphorescence of the eggs is already made manifest without this clumsy midwifery.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
Her knowledge of midwifery caused a large number of ladies to engage her services.
"East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Sanitation and nutrition and midwifery, and so on.
"The Invaders" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He lodged in Whitechapel, took lessons in midwifery and walked the hospitals.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
It was not until 1838 that he became an independent lecturer on Midwifery.
"Sir James Young Simpson and Chloroform (1811-1870)" by Henry Laing Gordon
The Royal Colleges of Surgeons in London, in Dublin, and in Edinburgh, have likewise hitherto renounced every connexion with man-midwifery.
"Hints to Husbands" by George Morant
In her younger days Nanny had the reputation of being exceedingly skilful in midwifery.
"The Life of Roger Langdon" by Roger Langdon
No charges to be made for medical attendance, including midwifery and medicine.
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth
The Student's Guide to the Practice of Midwifery.
"Schweigger on Squint" by C. Schweigger
Dewees' System of Midwifery.
"Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2)" by John P. Kennedy
He talked a good deal of Philosophy to me, while my head was entirely in Midwifery!
"The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2" by Edward Tyas Cook
Madame La Chappelle is the only authority in midwifery, as far as we know, that has noticed this fact.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby

In news:

South Coast Midwifery and Women's Health Care.
CNN Hero of the Year and native Iowan shares her passion in life, midwifery.
02011 CNN's Hero of the Year and native Iowan shares her passion in life, midwifery at the Sondheim Center in Fairfield on Tuesday night.
CNN Hero of the Year and native Iowan shares her passion in life, midwifery .
As a result, Kaiser now has at least 28 midwives and provides midwifery services at more than five clinics and three hospitals, including 24-hour, seven-day midwifery services at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center on the eastside.
Get a dose of what midwifery was like in the old days with a great TV show, 'Call the Midwife ,' and a moving novel, 'The Midwife of Hope River.
Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, CALL THE MIDWIFE is a moving and intimate story of midwifery in London's East End in the 1950s.
Midwifery , she explains, is "the very stuff of life," and for awhile, the narrative plays like "Tales From the Womb," with a whole lot of painful-sounding shrieking.
Tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London's East End in the 1950s.
According to the story, she was charged with being involved with the practice of medicine while her midwifery license was suspended or revoked.
Karcher consulted local doctors and experts from the nurse- midwifery program at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
At 29, she is the youngest midwife at Mount Auburn, and while she is happy that midwifery is becoming more mainstream, she said that so many people still do not understand the work that midwives do.
It strikes me as strange that these pioneering male midwives have each, in their own ways and their different contexts, created a stir by their very presence in the midwifery profession.
Jerry Grace Lyons, a Californian who is one of the pioneers of the Renasissance of midwifery .
I recently went in for my 32 week prenatal check up with my home birth midwives at Riverside Midwifery .