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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He left the navy on half-pay in 1785 to spend nine months in London developing his special interest in midwifery.
▪ In November 1911, Nurse Fall having resigned, there was no nurse on the staff qualified in midwifery.
▪ Rituals and Cults Childbirth classes; procedures and routines of maternity hospitals and midwifery.
▪ She began practising midwifery in London around 1610 and was licensed by the bishop of London before 1634.
▪ She said she had assisted in midwifery, accident and surgical cases.
▪ Subsequently, many opportunities exist to specialise, for example, in intensive care, in midwifery or in community psychiatric nursing.
▪ With the help of her midwifery manager, she raised funds from the hospital to print and collate the material.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Midwifery \Mid"wife`ry\ (?; 277), n.

  1. The art or practice of assisting women in childbirth; obstetrics.

  2. Assistance at childbirth; help or co["o]peration in production.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 15c.; a hybrid from midwife + -ery.


n. The practice and science of being a midwife.

  1. n. the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother [syn: obstetrics, OB, tocology]

  2. assisting women at childbirth


Midwifery, as known as obstetrics, is the health science and the health profession that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period (including care of the newborn), besides sexual and reproductive health of women throughout their lives. In many countries, midwifery is a medical profession (special for its independent and direct specialized education; should not be confused with a medical specialty, which depends on a previous general training). A professional in midwifery is known as a midwife.

A 2013 Cochrane review concluded that "most women should be offered midwifery-led continuity models of care and women should be encouraged to ask for this option although caution should be exercised in applying this advice to women with substantial medical or obstetric complications." The review found that midwifery-led care was associated with a reduction in the use of epidurals, with fewer episiotomies or instrumental births, and a decreased risk of losing the baby before 24 weeks' gestation. However, midwifery-led care was also associated with a longer mean length of labor as measured in hours.

Usage examples of "midwifery".

I have had a more inveterate case of erysipelas than ever before, and no difficulty whatever has attended any of my midwifery cases?

At Muskegon, Michigan, she found a small memorial hospital, of which she wrote enthusiastically as the exact thing she wanted for midwifery in Edinburgh.

The extension of the Midwives Act to Scotland, establishing recognized training centres for midwifery nursing.

The admission of women medical students to the University, making an opportunity for midwifery training in Edinburgh of immediate and paramount importance.

It has full scope under the Ordinances of the Scottish Universities to train women medical students in Clinical Midwifery if it had a sufficient number of beds.

She looked curiously at an announcement of a midwifery class, and realized how much she took for granted that childbearing was a simple matter.

Professor of Midwifery and the Diseases of Women and Children in Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, etc.

A general practitioner, in large midwifery practice, lost so many patients from puerperal fever, that he determined to deliver no more for some time, but that his partner should attend in his place.

This from a professor of midwifery, who some time ago assured a gentleman whom he met in consultation, that the night on which they met was the eighteenth in succession that he himself had been summoned from his repose, seems hardly satisfactory.

He had cases in midwifery before and after this, which presented nothing peculiar.

I have myself been told by two gentlemen practising in this city, and having for many years a large midwifery business, that they had neither of them lost a patient from this disease, and by one of them that he had only seen it in consultation with other physicians.

A physician holding himself in readiness to attend cases of midwifery should never take any active part in the post-mortem examination of cases of puerperal fever.

There were exhausted old people, sitting or sprawled despairing by the road, pregnant women who would have no midwifery ward, children, some without parents or adults, and hospital patients with surgical appliances and trailing tubes.

Though practical needs gave women a certain authority in the home, on the farm, or in occupations like midwifery, they were simply overlooked in any consideration of political rights, any notions of civic equality.

On all the islands, the arts mostly practiced by witches, such as midwifery, healing, animal husbandry, dousing, mining and metallurgy, planting and growing spells, love spells, and so on, often invoked or drew upon the Old Powers.