Definition of Midwifery

1. Noun. The branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother.




2. Noun. Assisting women at childbirth.
Generic synonyms: Delivery, Obstetrical Delivery

Definition of Midwifery

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

Definition of Midwifery

1. Noun. The practice and science of being a midwife. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Midwifery

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Medical Definition of Midwifery

1. 1. The art or practice of assisting women in childbirth; obstetrics. 2. Assistance at childbirth; help or cooperation in production. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Midwifery

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1859)
"FR О. Р. В., Lecturer on midwifery, etc. etc. 12mo. pp. 182. ... In the chapter of his recent work on midwifery, the translation of which is before us, ..."

2. The Lancet (1842)
"By John Ramsbotham, MD, late Lecturer on midwifery at the London HoS! Practical Observations in midwifery ; wit. Cases in Illustration. ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1782)
"... of midwifery. By Edward Potter, MD tec. Completed and Corrected by James Sims, MD 8vo. ... of midwifery.' This performance might have been rendered more ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1888)
"We find the System of midwifery well up to date in this edition in all but a few subjects ... This is a fault common to nearly every text-book on midwifery, ..."

5. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1889)
"He might be professor of Medicine, or he might be professor of Surgery, or, as at Amsterdam, Ruysch was in his time the teacher of midwifery. ..."

6. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use by Austin Flint (1884)
"A Treatise on midwifery. In one very handsome octavo volume of ahout 550 ... A Manual of midwifery for Midwives and Medical Students. ..."

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