nurse-midwife

noun
nurse-mid·​wife | \ ˈnərs-ˈmid-ˌwīf How to pronounce nurse-midwife (audio) \

Definition of nurse-midwife

: 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

Other Words from nurse-midwife

nurse-midwifery \ ˈnərs-​ˌmid-​ˈwi-​f(ə-​)rē How to pronounce nurse-midwife (audio) , -​ˈwī-​ ; -​ˈmid-​ˌwī-​ \ noun

First Known Use of nurse-midwife

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Nurse-midwife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nurse-midwife. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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nurse-midwife

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nurse-midwife

: a nurse who is also a midwife and who delivers babies and cares for the mother and baby before and after the baby's birth

nurse-midwife

noun
plural nurse-midwives

Medical Definition of nurse-midwife

: 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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