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Descriptor English: Midwifery
Descriptor Spanish: Partería
Descriptor Portuguese: Tocologia
Descriptor French: Profession de sage-femme
Entry term(s): Birth Attendant, Traditional
Birth Attendants, Traditional
Midwife
Midwives
Traditional Birth Attendant
Traditional Birth Attendants
Tree number(s): H02.478.676.416
SP2.006.027.028
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008880
Scope note: The practice of assisting women in childbirth.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Public MeSH Note: 66; was MIDWIVES 1963-65
History Note: 66; was MIDWIVES 1963-65
Related: Home Childbirth MeSH
Nurse Midwives MeSH
DeCS ID: 9067
Unique ID: D008880
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/05
Midwifery - Preferred
Concept UI M0013861
Scope note The practice of assisting women in childbirth.
Preferred term Midwifery
Midwives - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0013862
Preferred term Midwives
Entry term(s) Midwife
Traditional Birth Attendant - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0013863
Preferred term Traditional Birth Attendant
Entry term(s) Birth Attendant, Traditional
Birth Attendants, Traditional
Traditional Birth Attendants



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