- the technique or practice of a midwife.
- the art or practice of a midwife; obstetrics
n.late 15c.; a hybrid from midwife + -ery. n.
- The techniques and practice of a midwife including childbirth assistance, the independent care of essentially normal healthy women and infants before, during, and after childbirth, and, in collaboration with medical personnel, the consultation, management, and referral of cases in which abnormalities develop.