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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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CNC and midwife Jan Dilworth believes that the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) branch was a part of history at this year's annual conference.
Midwife graduate Victoria Graham, 24, of Longbenton, Newcastle, said: "I think the findings need to be taken cautiously as I personally have not experienced that there is any shortage of midwives in the region.
GE Healthcare knows that every midwife counts and wants to help support them in their work to improve healthcare.
The bills introduced support licensing lay midwifes by apprenticeship and self study.
Maternity units under NHS North of Tyne were the subject of a review which ended in North Tyneside General Hospital becoming the second unit in the area to switch to midwife led care in August last year.
Three Welsh health trusts already provide back-up in no-go zones but last night the Royal College of Midwifery for Wales demanded protection for every midwife across the country facing danger.
Nursing and Midwifery Council figures showed 2648 midwifes were practising last year, compared to 4054 in 2002.