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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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The memoirs also document how the racialized implementation of regulations and "education" programs during the early 1900s ultimately suppressed and eventually eliminated African American midwives.
In a statement issued here, the Midwifery Society of Nepal said the country is reeling under an acute shortage of midwives in rural areas where pregnancy related services are scarce in the absence of health posts.
Text of Resolution 2009 #1 Support for Professional Midwives
First, it is my contention that while historians have acknowledged the social diversity of early modern midwives, they have not allowed it to shape their analyses, thus effectively lumping midwives together in an undifferentiated mass.
Midwives are also a front line of defense against disease.
Midwives play a crucial role in maternal and infant health.
Mandy Braimbridge, assistant director of nursing for Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, said: "Last year was the first time NHS nurses and midwives from across Coventry and Warwickshire came together to celebrate International Nurses' Day and International Day of the Midwife.
Rim Bent Hedi Sdiri, a head nurse at the labour and delivery unit at HMC's Women's Hospital, said International Day of the Midwife is a day to pause and recognise the role midwives play in keeping women and their babies safe during one of life's major events.
In a statement to TAP on the fringes of an event held at the Tunisia Habib Bourguiba Avenue to celebrate the International Day of the Midwife, celebrated on May 5 each year in all countries of the world, Khiari voiced wish that the agreement signed on March 27, 2017, between the National Trade Union of Tunisian Midwives and the Health Ministry will be implemented as soon as possible.
It is also a reflection of the value of midwives in caring for mothers and babies.
For some midwives this requirement is unsustainable and it has been argued may potentially increase burnout (Young, 2011), whilst for others it is enjoyable and satisfying (McAra-Couper et al.
Two of Cowra's midwives are ED trained and may be rostered for work in the busy emergency department.