Definition of midwifery
1 : the art or act of assisting at childbirth; also : obstetrics
2 : the art, act, or process of producing, bringing forth, or bringing about
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But Michelle Collins, director of Vanderbilt University's nurse-midwifery specialty, says the numbers are there -- but much of them are observational data, not the double-blind scientific gold standard.
For midwifery supporters, 2017 has been a year of firsts.
Home birth is becoming more popular in the U.S. regardless of the risks, so some states are beginning to take another look at midwifery.
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