nurse-midwife

noun

nurse-mid·​wife ˈnərs-ˈmid-ˌwīf How to pronounce nurse-midwife (audio)
: a registered nurse with additional training as a midwife who delivers infants and provides prenatal and postpartum care, newborn care, and some routine care (such as gynecological exams) of women
nurse-midwifery noun

Examples of nurse-midwife in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Initially, three teenage boys worked as volunteer transport helpers, caring for FNS’s horses and running errands for the nurse-midwives. Eliza McGraw, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Mar. 2024 Care that can currently be delivered by a nurse-midwife via a brief video call or online questionnaire would revert to a time-consuming and costly series of clinic visits with a physician. Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2024 February 5, 2024 For several years, Morgan Nuzzo, a nurse-midwife, and her friend and colleague Diane Horvath, an ob-gyn, talked about opening a clinic that would provide abortions in all trimesters of pregnancy. Maggie Shannon, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 Bruce saw an obstetrician who used nurse-midwives and all her office visits and labs were covered under Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. Amanda Krupa, Parents, 6 Oct. 2023 The 2023 honor goes to Edna Adan Ismail, a nurse-midwife and hospital founder who has spent decades combating female circumcision and working to improve women’s health care in East Africa. Angela Wang, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nurse-midwife was in 1952

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“Nurse-midwife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nurse-midwife. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

nurse-midwife

noun
plural nurse-midwives
: a registered nurse with additional training as a midwife who is certified to deliver infants and provide prenatal and postpartum care, newborn care, and some routine care (as gynecological exams) of women

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