The midwife was already on her way to meet her, rubbing her small, plump white hands with an air of calm importance.
"Mary Bogdanovna, I think it’s beginning!" said Princess Mary looking at the midwife with wide-open eyes of alarm.
A trained midwife was engaged for Bogucharovo at his expense, and a priest was paid to teach reading and writing to the children of the peasants and household serfs.
Nurse Savishna, knitting in hand, was telling in low tones, scarcely hearing or understanding her own words, what she had told hundreds of times before: how the late princess had given birth to Princess Mary in Kishenev with only a Moldavian peasant woman to help instead of a midwife.
(Mary Bogdanovna was a midwife from the neighboring town, who had been at Bald Hills for the last fortnight.
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The village has no doctor, but there is a midwife.
Reagan was a president who . . . slashed welfare spending but also midwifed the working poor-friendly Earned Income Tax Credit into being. . .