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Definition a non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth; or to assist in childbirth

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someone who helps bring something into existence; or the act of helping to bring something into existence
  • The village has no doctor, but there is a midwife.
midwife = a non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth
  • Reagan slashed welfare spending and midwifed the working poor-friendly Earned Income Tax Credit into being.
    Ross Douthat & Reihan Salam  --  Grand New Party
  • midwifed = helped to deliver
  • She is a licensed midwife.
  • midwife = a non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth
  • Nothing but midwifery cases.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • midwifery = the profession of assisting women in childbirth
  • There's no midwifery there, whichever place she's gone to; so I suppose she's out of employment, anyway.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • midwifery = the profession of assisting women in childbirth by people who are not medical doctors
  • Midwifery should be taught in the same course with fencing and boxing, riding and rowing.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • midwifery = the profession of assisting women in childbirth
  • Goody Osburn were midwife to me three times.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • midwife = a woman who aids the mother in the delivery of babies
  • She is the fairies' midwife;
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • midwife = a non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth
  • 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
  • midwife = a non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth
  • Fatty had the soul of a midwife; he sympathized with women in their gasping agony, sympathized honestly and almost tearfully, and he was magnificent at sitting still and drinking tea and waiting.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • midwife = a non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth
  • "Sometimes God calls them home, and there's nothing anyone can do. But if it happens to a midwife—" She turned, speaking directly to me. "All it takes is one mistake, and you'll be visiting me in prison."
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • midwife = non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth
  • 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
  • midwives = someone skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
  • "It's time to get the midwife," Sissy said.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • midwife = a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
  • The midwife was telling Mom to push, then hold, then push.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • midwife = someone skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
  • I tried to get a midwife for her, but the doctor said midwives were dirty.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • midwives = a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
  • a midwife had visited a young woman twice
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • midwife = a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
  • When Lacy had been a midwife in training, she'd spent months walking around with a little centimeter ruler, measuring.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • midwife = a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
  • Erin ended the message by praising my mother's skill as a midwife.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • midwife = non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth
  • Mother had midwifed the child.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • midwifed = assisted women in childbirth (of)
  • Of my brilliant mother, midwife and entrepreneur; of my eccentric father, junkman and zealot.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
midwife = non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth

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