nurse-midwifery

nurse-midwifery
nurse-midwifery n, pl nurse-midwiferies the profession or nursing specialty of a nurse-midwife

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nurse-mid·wi·fery (nurs-midґwi-fər-e) the independent management of care of essentially normal newborns and women, antepartally, intrapartally, postpartally, and/or gynecologically, occurring within a health care system which provides for medical consultation, collaborative management, or referral, and is in accord with the functions, standards, and qualifications as defined by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

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