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midwifenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmɪd.waɪf/ (plural midwives)
a ​person, usually a woman, who is ​trained to ​help women when they are giving ​birth
(Definition of midwife from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"midwife" in American English

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midwifenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɪdˌwɑɪf/ (plural midwives  /ˈmɪdˌwɑɪvz/ )
a ​person, usually a woman, who is not a ​doctor and who has been ​trained to ​help women when they are giving ​birth
(Definition of midwife from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “midwife”
in Korean 산파…
in Arabic قابِلة…
in Malaysian bidan…
in French sage-femme…
in Russian акушерка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 助產士,接生員, 產婆…
in Italian ostetrica, levatrice…
in Turkish doğum hemşiresi, ebe…
in Polish położna…
in Spanish comadrona, partera, matrona…
in Vietnamese bà đỡ…
in Portuguese parteira…
in Thai นางพยาบาลผดุงครรภ์…
in German die Hebamme…
in Catalan llevador, -a…
in Japanese 助産婦…
in Chinese (Simplified) 助产士,接生员, 产婆…
in Indonesian bidan…
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