midwifery


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mid·wife·ry

 (mĭd-wĭf′ə-rē, mĭd′wīf′rē, -wī′fə-rē)
n.
The techniques and practice of a midwife.

midwifery

(ˈmɪdˌwɪfərɪ)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the art or practice of a midwife; obstetrics

mid•wife•ry

(mɪdˈwɪf ə ri, -ˈwɪf ri, ˈmɪdˌwaɪ fə ri, -ˌwaɪf ri)

n.
the technique or practice of a midwife.
[1475–85]

midwifery

the prineiples and practice of a midwife. Cf. tocology.
See also: Birth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midwifery - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mothermidwifery - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
induction of labor - (obstetrics) inducing the childbirth process artificially by administering oxytocin or by puncturing the amniotic sac
presentation - (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal; "Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"
incompetent cervix - (obstetrics) uterine cervix that becomes dilated before term and without labor often resulting in miscarriage or premature birth
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
fetology, foetology - the branch of medicine concerned with the fetus in the uterus
perinatology - the branch of obstetrics concerned with the anatomy and physiology and diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the mother and the fetus or newborn baby during late pregnancy and childbirth and the puerperium
nullipara - (obstetrics) a woman who has never give birth to a child
gravida I, primigravida - (obstetrics) a woman who is pregnant for the first time
para I, primipara - (obstetrics) woman who has been delivered of a child for the first time
quadripara - (obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of four pregnancies
quintipara - (obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of five pregnancies
para, parity - (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered; "the parity of the mother must be considered"; "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children"
2.midwifery - assisting women at childbirth
obstetrical delivery, delivery - the act of delivering a child
Translations
قِبالَه، مِهْنَة التَّوْليد
porodnictví
fødselshjælp
bábaságbábáskodás
fæîingarhjálp
ebelik

midwifery

[ˈmɪdˌwɪfərɪ] Npartería f

midwifery

[ˌmɪdˈwɪfəri] nobstétrique f

midwifery

nGeburtshilfe f

midwifery

[ˈmɪdˌwɪfrɪ] nostetricia

midwife

(ˈmidwaif) plural ˈmidwives (-waivz) noun
a person (usually a trained nurse) who helps at the birth of children.
midˈwifery (midˈwi-) , ((American) ˈmidwai-) noun

mid·wife·ry

n. partería.
References in classic literature ?
Midwifery should be taught in the same course with fencing and boxing, riding and rowing.
Soon after this comfortable declaration from his school master, the lad was removed to the house of the village doctor, a gentleman whose early career had not been unlike that of our hero where he was to be seen sometimes watering a horse, at others watering medicines, blue, yellow, and red: then again he might be noticed lolling under an apple-tree, with Ruddiman’s Latin Grammar in his hand, and a corner of Denman’s Midwifery sticking out of a pocket; for his instructor held it absurd to teach his pupil how to dispatch a patient regularly from this world, before he knew how to bring him into it.
He was very anxious to pass, first to save himself time and expense, for money had been slipping through his fingers during the last four months with incredible speed; and then because this examination marked the end of the drudgery: after that the student had to do with medicine, midwifery, and surgery, the interest of which was more vivid than the anatomy and physiology with which he had been hitherto concerned.
There's no midwifery there, whichever place she's gone to; so I suppose she's out of employment, anyway.
Written by a team of international contributors including several from Australia, this book provides advice and direction on establishing midwifery continuity of care within the mainstream public health system.
HMC observed International Midwifery Day 2015 with employees working in midwifery, maternity and newborn services at Women's Hospital on May 5.
These gaps are documented in The State of Midwifery 2014 report, which points the way forward, he added.
New arrangements for public health nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions leadership will come into force from April 2015.
During the 1970s and 1980s, midwifery experienced a revival in response to diverse community needs.
the Natural Health Explorer, partners with Frontier Nursing University, which has the longest continually-operating and largest midwifery program in the nation, to share education on this viable health care option.
The contemporary history of midwifery in New Zealand has been marked by turmoil, tenacity, transformation and finally, perhaps, some tranquillity.
I was both shocked and saddened to learn that a large proportion of the NHS budget for midwifery is paid out in negligence claims.