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IdahoHerbalist
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Is a male a midwife or a midman?
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Doc Jones United States of America
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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.

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

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

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Nice post !
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