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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"?!

 
m.robertson811

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.
    tropikanagirl

    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.
    Mommy2B04

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

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

    Wimsey

    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?!
    m.robertson811

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

  • mid hubbies... thats kind of totally cute :D
    m.robertson811

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

  • wimsey... you're funny. i love that show!
    abelsmama07

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

  • http://www.menstuff.org/issues/byissue/malemidwives.html 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.
    Bmat

    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.
    musicpisces

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

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