Midwifery



[mid-wif-uh-ree, -wif-ree, mid-wahy-fuh-ree, -wahyf-ree] /mɪdˈwɪf ə ri, -ˈwɪf ri, ˈmɪdˌwaɪ fə ri, -ˌwaɪf ri/

noun
1.
the technique or practice of a .
/ˈmɪdˌwɪfərɪ/
noun
1.
the art or practice of a midwife; obstetrics
n.

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

midwifery mid·wife·ry (mĭd-wĭf’ə-rē, mĭd’wīf’rē, -wī’fə-rē)
n.
The techniques and practice of a midwife including childbirth assistance, the independent care of essentially normal healthy women and infants before, during, and after childbirth, and, in collaboration with medical personnel, the consultation, management, and referral of cases in which abnormalities develop.

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