a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
A person, usually a woman, who is trained to assist women in childbirth, but who is not a physician.
A hundred years ago, a midwife would bring the baby into the world - going to a hospital to deliver a baby was either impossible or unheard of.
Someone who assists in bringing about some result or project.
To act as a midwife
to facilitate the emergence of
But the bigger objective was to help Iraqis midwife a democratic model that could inspire reform across the Arab-Muslim world and give the youth there a chance at a better future.
Origin: corresponding to mid + wife.
a woman who assists other women in childbirth; a female practitioner of the obstetric art
to assist in childbirth
to perform the office of 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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mid′wīf, n. a woman who assists others in childbirth:—pl. Midwives (mid′wīvz).—n. Mid′wifery, art or practice of a midwife or accoucheuse: assistance at childbirth. [A.S. mid, together with (Ger. mit, Gr. met-a), wíf, woman.]
The numerical value of midwife in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of midwife in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You can't give birth safely if the midwife is holding a torch between her teeth.
Do not ignore your symptoms, if something feels off, talk to your doctor or midwife.
A lonely Autumn leaf on the road by sticking to another one becomes more resistant to harsh winds. Unity is the midwife of security!
We originally balked at our midwife’s total fee of $3,500, that all had to come out of pocket in regular payments, but we budgeted and made it work.
In case of any doubt about the status of the pregnancy as low-risk, the midwife will consult with an obstetrician to clarify any precautions related to the specific health concern.
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- llevadoraCatalan, Valencian
- porodní bábaCzech
- fødselshjælper, jordemoder, jordemorDanish
- Entbindungspfleger, Geburtshelferin, Hebamme, Entbindungshelfer, Geburtshelfer, Entbindungshelferin, EntbindungspflegerinGerman
- comadrona, partera, matronaSpanish
- kätilö, synnytyksessä, kätilöidäFinnish
- sage-femme homme, accoucheur, sage-femme, accoucheuseFrench
- ferloskundige, hoarnwiifWestern Frisian
- bean chabhrach, bean ghlúine, cnáimhseachIrish
- bean-ghlùine, muimeScottish Gaelic
- יילד, מיילדתHebrew
- प्रसाविका, daiHindi
- bábáskodik, szülésznő, bábaHungarian
- տատմեր, մանկաբարձուհիArmenian
- levatrice, ostetricaItalian
- 助産婦, 産婆, 助産師Japanese
- လက်သည်, ဝမ်းဆွဲBurmese
- verloskundige, vroedvrouwDutch
- jordmor, fødselshjelperNorwegian
- akuszerka, położna, akuszerPolish
- акушер, акушерствовать, акушерка, повивальная бабка, повитухаRussian
- бабица, babicaSerbo-Croatian
- pôrodná asistentkaSlovak
- babo, mamiAlbanian
- akushérkaUyghur, Uighur
- bà đỡ đẻ, bà đỡ, đỡ đẻ, bà mụVietnamese
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