Accoucheur



a person who assists during childbirth, especially an obstetrician.
Historical Examples

This was the name of an accoucheur god, whose priest went, when sent for, and prayed for the safety of the patient.
Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before George Turner

The disadvantages of the method are entirely with the accoucheur and not to the mother or child.
The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler

Its position must therefore be changed, and the accoucheur must know how to change it with advantage.
The Matron’s Manual of Midwifery, and the Diseases of Women During Pregnancy and in Childbed Frederick Hollick

More than ever you have the air of a confessor and accoucheur of souls.
Charles Baudelaire, His Life Thophile Gautier

With monstrous growths the accoucheur must depend upon his own resources, ingenuity and knowledge of the mechanism of parturition.
A System of Midwifery Edward Rigby

The cord is attached to the body of the child at the point called the navel, being cut off at birth by the accoucheur.
Plain Facts for Old and Young John Harvey Kellogg

Paulus wrote a famous book on obstetrics, which is now lost, but it gained for him among the Arabs the title of “the accoucheur.”
Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine James Sands Elliott

As an accoucheur of brains, a molder of intellects, I had no claim even to bread and cheese.
The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre

His fee as accoucheur on these occasions was, I believe, a considerable one.
The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I James H. Mapleson

There is, it is said, a great Queen in Europe who has an accoucheur of whom she never makes use.
Hints to Husbands George Morant

noun
a male obstetrician or midwife
n.

1759, “midwife” (properly, “male midwife”), from French accoucheur (Jules Clément, later 17c.), agent noun from accoucher “to go to childbed, be delivered” (13c.) originally simply “to lie down” (12c.), from Old French culcher “to lie,” from Latin collocare, from com- “with” (see com-) + locare “to place” (see locate). The fem. is accoucheuse (1847).

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