Definition of man-midwife in US English:

man-midwife

noun

historical
  • A male midwife; a male obstetrician.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Dekker (c1572–1632), playwright and pamphleteer. From man + midwife.

Pronunciation

man-midwife

/ˌmanˈmɪdwʌɪf/