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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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We want to ensure that each midwife -- particularly those in high-need developing countries where women and children are most at risk -- have access to this kit.
If two women are in labour the midwife can call in a second midwife.
A year later, Abdul-Sater returned the favor, assisting as a midwife at the birth of Ashqar's first child.
Many women do see the same midwife in the antenatal and postnatal periods already, but midwives don't always rotate into the labour areas.
During Carla's second pregnancy, Julia, from Mid Wales, was her community midwife and provided incredible support throughout.
The health commissioner's report stated the midwife had failed to monitor while she was in labour with "reasonable care and skill.
The midwife in Abu Dhabi took a step back in the final stages of the delivery, while my midwife in Canada continued to play a key role throughout the delivery," she said.
Findings show that the participants had high expectations of a midwife 'who knows me', including individualised care, empathic understanding and support, and active communication.
Following the charging in 1981 of a midwife of practicing medicine without a licence in British Columbia, and the 1993 International Confederation of Midwives Congress in Vancouver, the British Columbia government announced that it would legalize midwifery.
The ICM knows that a well educated midwife is the most effective workforce in reducing maternal and perinatal mortality and congratulates the government on its short and long term policies which will help to achieve this.
German midwife Justine Siegemund, "displays a certain amount of irritation with the uncooperative patient and alludes to parturient women who went to their deaths when they would not allow themselves to he ruled by their midwives.