Definition of 'midwife'
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Nurses and midwives should not be able to either. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Talk to your doctor or midwife to reassure you. The Sun (2016)The change in practice means that investigations into nurses and midwives will be dealt with differently to those made against doctors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Instead, many mothers rely on midwives and junior doctors for care. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Allegations of misconduct against nurses and midwives will no longer be made available for public scrutiny before disciplinary hearings, the industry watchdog has said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That included 30 per cent fewer nurses, midwives and health visitors. The Sun (2016)THE number of complaints about nurses and midwives has increased by almost a third in the past four years, according to official figures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I got a call early in the morning from a midwife to tell me that I should get on a bus. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The doctor and midwives were still attending to me. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The days have gone when midwives advised their pregnant patients to put their feet up. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The report tells midwives and doctors to end the culture clashes and turf wars that put safety at risk. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So if you find yourself pregnant and are already overweight then share your concerns with your doctor or midwife. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The labour and delivery staff will take their cues from the doctor or midwife about how to regard your relationship. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)This is the second time she has returned for a cup of tea with the midwives who delivered her second daughter. Times, Sunday Times (2011)With nurses and midwives striking this week over pay, staff morale is low in many hospitals. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We've spoken with midwives and nurses who are unaware. The Sun (2014)In some countries midwives advise women to drink goat's milk in the month before birth. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)The tests are designed to ensure that 700,000 nurses and midwives maintain their skills. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Once women know they are pregnant, their doctors and midwives advise them to take folic acid supplements. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Tell your midwife your worries. The Sun (2011)Mr Fan says that most of the domestic helpers he places are trained nurses or midwives from some of the poorest regions. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Midwives say up to 60% of women could have birth at home with no ill effects, or in birthing centres staffed by midwives. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'midwife'
British English: midwife /ˈmɪdˌwaɪf/ NOUN
A midwife is a nurse who advises pregnant women and helps them to give birth.
The midwife placed the baby in his mother's arms.
- American English: midwife
- Arabic: قَابِلَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: parteira
- Chinese: 助产士
- Croatian: babica
- Czech: porodní asistentka
- Danish: jordemoder
- Dutch: verloskundige
- European Spanish: comadrona
- Finnish: kätilö
- French: sage-femme
- German: Hebamme
- Greek: μαία
- Italian: ostetrica
- Japanese: 助産婦
- Korean: 산파
- Norwegian: jordmor
- Polish: położna
- European Portuguese: parteira
- Romanian: moașă
- Russian: акушерка
- Spanish: partera
- Swedish: barnmorska
- Thai: นางพยาบาลผดุงครรภ์
- Turkish: ebe
- Ukrainian: акушерка
- Vietnamese: bà đỡ
Definition of midwife from the Collins English Dictionary
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