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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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Human baby delivering...

... female is fully capable of giving birth by herself. However she is VERY vulnerable and if complications should arise. As they often do a doctor/midwife is good to have nearby. So most people rush to the hospital etc when they give birth. Just to be sure. In ancient times death was often the ...

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