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midwife
used in War and Peace

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

or:

someone who helps bring something into existence; or the act of helping to bring something into existence
  • The midwife was already on her way to meet her, rubbing her small, plump white hands with an air of calm importance.
    Book Four — 1806 (56% in)
  • Mary Bogdanovna was a midwife from the neighboring town, who had been at Bald Hills for the last fortnight.
    Book Four — 1806 (55% in)
  • "Mary Bogdanovna, I think it's beginning!" said Princess Mary looking at the midwife with wide-open eyes of alarm.
    Book Four — 1806 (56% in)
  • 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.
    Book Four — 1806 (60% in)
  • 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.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (0% in)

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