Midwife

midwife

Origin: OE. Midwif, fr. AS. Mid with (akin to Gr) _ woman, wife. Properly, the woman or wife who is attendant upon a woman in childbirth. See Meta-, and Wife.

A woman who assists other women in childbirth; a female practitioner of the obstetric art.

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