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mid•wife [mid-wahyf]

   noun a person trained to assist women in childbirth.
verb to assist in the birth of (a baby).

1250–1300; Middle English midwif, midwyf , literally "with-woman", i.e. "the woman with, the woman assisting" (in Middle English and Old English, mid = "with", wīf = "woman").

The midwife is recognized as a responsible and accountable professional who works in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period, to conduct births on the midwife's own responsibility and to provide care for the infant. This care includes preventive measures, the promotion of normal birth, the detection of complications in mother and child, accessing of clinical or other appropriate assistance and the carrying out of emergency measures.

Birthing at home is a long standing tradition of the previous several thousand years. For any of us to be here, many women had to have given birth out side the home. It was customary for midwives to hold the knowledge of assisting with birth, often using herbs and ancient wisdom passed through the years to help women and their babies have safe, normal births. In the late eighteenth to early twentieth century, doctors began attending births for women at home, mostly taught by midwives. Eventually birth moved into the hospital for the convince of the doctors. In most countries in this world, midwives still attend the majority of births, and doctors attend births when they are needed, usually due to a high-risk situation or other complications that may come up.
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