Synonyms for midwife

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On the honor of a midwife, I have seldom brought into the world one so pretty.

When the midwife had sipped hers up, she went off; everything was going on nicely, she was not required.

She said she was the daughter of a midwife at Bercy who had failed in business.

Come then to me, who am a midwife, and the son of a midwife, and I will deliver you.

Do you think—does it cost very much to learn to be a midwife?

And when you're a midwife, Froken Hagen might quite well marry a doctor, you know.

What I should like you to do would be to take me to a midwife's.

I played in short the part of a midwife, but with what a struggle!

I instructed him that I did not know any midwife in Paris whatsoever.

The midwife sent me a requisition yesterday by her counsel, Vauversin.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "woman assisting," literally "woman who is 'with' " (the mother at birth), from Middle English mid "with" (see mid) + wif "woman" (see wife). Cognate with German Beifrau.