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Midwifery.  No one really seems to knows the origin of midwifery.  There are plenty of articles, scholarly papers, and heck, even a Wikipedia posting on the history of midwives; however, no matter the amount of study, no one really seems to know.  Some postulate midwives go as far back as Egyptian times or Roman times, some can only trace it to the middle ages in Europe and then, there are countless anecdotes from all over Asia and Africa.  However, the chances are midwifery began when there was at least one man and at least two women on earth and one of those women was about to give birth.  It’s likely the man didn’t know what to do, he didn’t want to know, didn’t bother to know or probably found woman’s anatomy profound, intimidating and confusing. None of which boded well for the woman about to give birth. So the other woman stepped in. And for better or for worse, that’s probably how midwifery began.  It’s just… More posts

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