mid·wife [mid-wahyf] noun, plural -wives [-wahyvz] verb, -wifed or -wived, -wif·ing or -wiv·ing.
1. a person trained to assist women in childbirth.
2. a person or thing that produces or aids in producing something new or different.
–verb (used with object)
3. to assist in the birth of (a baby).
4. to produce or aid in producing (something new)