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MIDWIFE, med. jur. A woman who practices midwifery; a woman who pursues the business of an account.
     2. A midwife is required to perform the business she undertakes with proper skill, and if she be guilty of any mala praxis, (q.v.) she is liable to an action or an indictment for the misdemeanor. Vide Vin. Ab. Physician; Com. Dig. Physician; 8 East, R. 348; 2 Wils. R. 359; 4 C. & P. 398; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 440; 4 C. & P. 407, n. a; 1 Chit. Pr. 43; 2 Russ. Cr. 288.

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Waldron, a certified nurse midwife at the center, sees pregnant women every day.
It was my first ever time working in the community as a qualified midwife and Barbara was always there to give advice and support, which I will remember forever.
Along with relationships, these core midwives are sustained by the love of the job and the variety and diversity of work options that being a core midwife afford.
Policies and funding to support midwife education, training, and regulation can produce up to a sixteenfold return on investment, because when midwives are involved in pregnancy and childbirth, mothers are less likely to require expensive emergency interventions such as caesarean sections.
According to the ICM, women who have access to a midwife experience less preterm births, fewer interventions during labor and shorter hospital stays.
I think midwives have a unique opportunity to engage with women at that level and if you're providing, if you're a continuity of carer, so that means that a woman's having care from a known midwife then basically throughout the pregnancy you can establish a relationship of trust and respect, and then you can work with the women more closely with regards to their specific lives....
If the midwife is caring for a woman in labour, a new mother having trouble with mothercraft issues such as breastfeeding may have to wait "unacceptable" periods of time for assistance, says Cathy Smith, president of the hospital's NSWNMA branch.
" Wo m e n having a designated said the NHS extra PS2.5billion midwife is actually very old news and has been on the table for years," she added.
Julia Rogers has been awarded the Welsh Midwife of the Year.
The mother chose the services of a registered community midwife to care for her when she gives birth.
"The practice of midwifery across the UAE differs in every hospital," said Treasa Crowley, a midwife at Corniche Hospital and one of the report's authors.
Zenzi Grabowski, a clinical charge midwife in the hospital's birthing suite, said heavy workloads meant many core midwives felt exhausted and morale was low.