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midwife
used in Nineteen Minutes

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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
  • When Lacy had been a midwife in training, she'd spent months walking around with a little centimeter ruler, measuring.
    Part 1 (12% in)
midwife = a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
  • After sixteen hours of labor, they were all exhausted-Lacy, the patient, and the father-to-be, who was facing zero-hour with the dawning realization that he was superfluous, that right now, his wife wanted her midwife much more than she wanted him.
    Part 1 (3% in)
  • There was plenty of work left for a midwife to do even after the moment of birth, but for right now, she wanted to make eye contact with this little being.
    Part 1 (4% in)
  • She switched into a program that would certify her as a nurse-midwife, that encouraged her to tap into the emotional health of a mother-to-be instead of just her symptomology.
    Part 1 (7% in)
  • That's what I love about midwifery.
    Part 1 (9% in)
  • Normally, Lacy would have told her secretary to have the patient see one of the other midwives in the practice.
    Part 1 (10% in)
  • She took the stairs up to the midwifery office and glanced at the collection of women, sitting with their arms balanced on bellies of all sizes, like moons in different stages.
    Part 1 (10% in)
  • Five weeks later, Lacy was no longer just Alex's midwife.
    Part 1 (10% in)
  • Not for the mother, but for the midwife.
    Part 1 (73% in)
  • Although she was another midwife's patient, the policy of the group was to have each woman see all of the midwives, since you never knew who'd be on call when you delivered.
    Part 1 (74% in)
  • Although she was another midwife's patient, the policy of the group was to have each woman see all of the midwives, since you never knew who'd be on call when you delivered.
    Part 1 (74% in)
  • Isinghoff, I think I can speak for the whole of the midwifery team when I say that Lacy is-'
    Part 1 (74% in)
  • By now the other nurses and midwives were staring; Lacy knew that they would rally to her defense-tell Janet Isinghoff to find herself another practice, explain that Lacy was one of the best and most seasoned midwives in New Hampshire.
    Part 1 (74% in)
  • By now the other nurses and midwives were staring; Lacy knew that they would rally to her defense-tell Janet Isinghoff to find herself another practice, explain that Lacy was one of the best and most seasoned midwives in New Hampshire.
    Part 1 (74% in)
  • But that hardly mattered, really-it wasn't about Janet Isinghoff demanding to have another midwife deliver her child; it was that even after Janet had left, there would be another woman here tomorrow or the next day with the same uneasy request.
    Part 1 (74% in)
  • She thought of Janet Isinghoff, the woman who had not wanted her as a midwife.
    Part 1 (77% in)
  • Although she had no doubts about her prowess as a midwife, the nature of her work meant that toilets didn't get cleaned on a regular basis; that dust bunnies bloomed beneath the furniture.
    Part 2 (32% in)
  • From time to time, over the course of her career as a midwife, Lacy had run into a former patient at the grocery store or the bank or on a bike trail.
    Part 2 (44% in)
  • There was a spider plant in Lacy's midwifery office that had been dying by degrees, until the secretary moved a stack of books that had been blocking a window.
    Part 2 (45% in)
  • I'm a midwife.
    Part 2 (71% in)

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