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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.
Westmead Hospital RN and midwife, Joanne Robertson, feels the name change is about recognition for midwives as a specialist group.
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.
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.
Midwife Jenna Cunningham said: "We're just trying to make sure that women who will use the unit are as excited about it becoming midwife-led as we are."