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The village has no doctor, but there is a midwife.
  a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies


someone who helps bring something into existence
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midwife midwifery midwives midwifed midwifing
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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. . .
    Ross Douthat & Reihan Salam  --  Grand New Party
  • The midwife was telling Mom to push, then hold, then push.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • I tried to get a midwife for her, but the doctor said midwives were dirty.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon

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  • a midwife had visited a young woman twice
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • When Lacy had been a midwife in training, she’d spent months walking around with a little centimeter ruler, measuring.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • "It’s time to get the midwife," Sissy said.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • When I was about ready to graduate, a list of Appalachian communities asking for nurse-midwives was posted on the student bulletin board.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • I found a Tribal midwife.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • A lady on the next ranch over used to be a midwife.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • My father didn’t have any money for the hospital or for a midwife, so a neighbor helped at my birth.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • "For a hundred generations he slept, curled like a fetus in the earth’s mysterious womb, digested by roots, fermenting in the dark, summer fruits canned and forgotten in the larder until a farmer’s spade bore him out, rough midwife to a strange harvest."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • She had a half-dozen surrogate midwives hovering over her at any given moment, checking to see what she needed, coaching her on how to get more comfortable, relating stories of their own labors, and reporting on her progress to an anxious audience of prisoners.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • My sister, Artemis, had experience with midwifery, but I had always found it one area of the healing arts best left to others.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Where before did you ever see such beauty?" and the midwife said, "Don’t you understand why she was given such beauty?
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • I the midwife over here.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I kept water boiling for the midwife and stuck cloth in my ears to keep out the noise.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Or had I best go for the midwife?
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Goody Osburn were midwife to me three times.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Just Sanaubar lying on a stained, naked mattress with Ali and a midwife helping her.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The midwife was already on her way to meet her, rubbing her small, plump white hands with an air of calm importance.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Masooma was already out, wriggling quietly in the midwife’s arms, when their mother cried out and the crown of another head parted her a second time.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He had heard dreadful stories of the midwives, who grow as thick as fleas in Packingtown; and he had made up his mind that Ona must have a man-doctor.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • A midwife named Fannie delivered her into a small shack on a dead-end road overlooking a train depot, where hundreds of freight cars came and went each day.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The midwife, arriving late, had found the baby’s head pulled out of shape, its neck stretched, its body warped; and she had pushed the head back and molded the body with her hands.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • There’s no midwifery there, whichever place she’s gone to; so I suppose she’s out of employment, anyway.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • At her bedside, the elderly midwife, Wajma, watched as Fariba’s husband and sons passed around the infant.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • One of the village women was in the first stage of labor, and Elena Morales, the local midwife, was attending her.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • There is Nurse O’Halloran, the midwife, all dressed up in her finery.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Then these midwives, too, have become extraordinarily numerous.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • She was a competent midwife and decisive diagnostician.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • You see, Aunt Cloe is a midwife, and even weak as I am from this news I knows I don’t want her foolin’ with my womenfolks.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Kunthi’s husband went off to fetch the midwife, leaving me with the sweating girl.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Her labor had been long and hard, but no longer and no harder than that of many other young ladies she had seen, the midwife declared.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • But there are midwives
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He had been born slightly crooked—a clumsy delivery by the midwife—like Richard III.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Shall I address to the midwives a request accompanied by the declaration that the girl is with child!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The last-Everest-proved elusive, however, and in March 1994 Pittman lost the race to a forty-seven-year-old Alaskan mountaineer and midwife named Dolly Lefever.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Like aqua-vitae with a midwife.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • Number one swung lourdily her midwife’s bag, the other’s gamp poked in the beach.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A midwife on the edge of the town declared that Dona Maria called upon her with morbid questions until she had been obliged to order her away from the door like a beggar.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Socrates, whose mother was a midwife, used to say that his art was like the art of the midwife.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • We pay the money, and it all goes in salaries, and there are no schools, nor district nurses, nor midwives, nor drugstores— nothing.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • ’Even if he ain’t playing—playing—’ He could not think of the word midwife, which he knew that Hightower would use.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • After cutting the umbilical cord, the midwife began to use a cloth to take off the blue grease that covered his body as Aureliano held up a lamp.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • I want Gertrude as my midwife.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Nothing but midwifery cases.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Heerlen had a training hospital for midwives called the Kweekschool voor Vroedvrouwen, a single unit of which — the so-called Swedish barrack — was used in the 1950s as a special ward for underweight or premature infants.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • One of the other passengers was a midwife and another a medical student, and together they managed things.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Grigory rushed to Marfa and sent her to Lizaveta, while he ran to fetch an old midwife who lived close by.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
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