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male midwife?

I just realized that i have never seen or even heard of a male midwife. And to be honest. I dont even know the word for a male midwife.

There are male OBs, but mid"wife"?!


Asked by m.robertson811 at 3:33 PM on Dec. 22, 2008 in Just for Fun

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Answers (8)
  • how about we call them mid hubbies. LOL.

    Answer by tropikanagirl at 3:41 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • there are male midwifes. There are two here in the city i live in.
    Midwife doesnt mean they have to be female it just seems that they usually are.

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 3:35 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • I would have Del for my midwife anyday.....


    Answer by Wimsey at 3:38 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • Thats great. I just never heard of a male midwife. Dont have a problem with it. I was just curious :))

    So midwife is the word for either male or female?!

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 3:39 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • mid hubbies... thats kind of totally cute :D

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 3:42 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • wimsey... you're funny. i love that show!

    Answer by abelsmama07 at 3:55 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • has about all you can want to know about male midwives. Interestingly, it wasn't until the 1975 law to abolish sex descrimination in employement that legal bans were dropped.

    Answer by Bmat at 4:07 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • Yep, guys can be midwives, but 98% of midwives are women. I actually had a male L&D nurse when I was in labor. The nurse who taught one of the pregnancy classes let us know he worked there, because some women are uncomfortable with him, because of his gender, which I found to be sad. He was very nice, very professional, and had a better demeanor than many female nurses I've met. And I think he was straight.

    Answer by musicpisces at 5:16 AM on Dec. 23, 2008