Midwife

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Description:

A woman (or, rarely, a man) who assists women in childbirth; (spec. in recent times) a nurse trained and qualified to do this and to give antenatal and post-natal care.

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Account Names

Ann Knowland acted as a midwife. In July 1769, GW paid her "for delivering D[ogue] R[un] Moll" (Ledger A, 291).

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