a female obstetrician or midwife
Historical Examples

Siebold was an accoucheuse who had attended at the births of both the children.
The Public Life of Queen Victoria John McGilchrist

If all our plans should suffer ship-wreck, then Roekmini will fit herself to be an accoucheuse.
Letters of a Javanese Princess Raden Adjeng Kartini

She will become either an accoucheuse or a painter, but whichever she does she will do well.
Letters of a Javanese Princess Raden Adjeng Kartini

The barber woman, on the other hand, is the accoucheuse and midwife of the village matrons.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

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