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Post Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:34 am
IdahoHerbalist Site Admin

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Is a male a midwife or a midman?

Post Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:58 pm
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The term midwife comes from the Old English Mid+wif which means with the woman. So whoever is with the woman is a midwife regardless of gender.

LoriAnn attended a midwifery conference not long ago and asked about male midwives. Everybody there knew one or two and thought they were great. Lori thinks I should complete the training an become her partner someday...not sure when or how I could fit that in but we still talk about it.


Post Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:29 am

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I used to hang around an Amish midwife, and that is a very busy profession.....especially for the My hat is off to anyone who can handle that kind of a load and the responsibility that comes with it.

Post Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:11 pm
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Yes it is.

I used to do a lot of vet work for the Amish back in Minnesota. Great folks.


Post Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:20 am

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Nice post !

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