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midwifery (n.)

"the practice of obstetrics," late 15c., mede-wifri, "the craft or service of a midwife;" a hybrid from midwife + -ery.

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Definitions of midwifery from WordNet

midwifery (n.)
the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother;
Synonyms: obstetrics / ob / tocology
midwifery (n.)
assisting women at childbirth;
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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