Definition of midwifery in English:

midwifery

noun

mass noun
  • The profession or practice of assisting women in childbirth.

    ‘a course in practical nursing and midwifery’
    • ‘He was already the author of a successful treatise on midwifery.’
    • ‘The takeover of midwifery by men beginning at the end of the 17th century has been interpreted in various ways.’
    • ‘A physician holding himself in readiness to attend cases of midwifery should never take part in the postmortem examination of cases of puerperal fever.’
    • ‘Being a female studying conducting remains more rare than being a male studying midwifery.’
    • ‘He championed a noninterventionist approach to midwifery.’
    • ‘His skill in learning and aptitude for science took him to Edinburgh University where he became professor of midwifery.’
    • ‘At the same time, the government was encouraging the training of young women as nurses with a bias toward midwifery and village work.’
    • ‘The text is concerned primarily with practices of midwifery that remained detached from anatomical investigations of the body.’
    • ‘Training courses for social work, business and management, and nursing and midwifery are also available.’
    • ‘Additional home visits by postnatal support workers conferred no health benefit over traditional midwifery for women, regardless of the type of delivery.’

Pronunciation

midwifery

/mɪdˈwɪf(ə)ri/