Definitions for midwifeˈmɪdˌwaɪf; -ˌwaɪvz
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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.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You can't give birth safely if the midwife is holding a torch between her teeth.
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.
The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
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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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