Rules for MidwivesAdapted from From: A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Midwifery, by W. Smellie, M. D., 1766
To become a midwife, one must be:
- Of middle age
- Able to bear fatigue
- Knowledgeable of the basic anatomy of the organs involved and how they change during pregnancy and childbirth.
- Skilled in examining and understanding the differences in labors.
- Able to live in friendship with other midwives, competing only in knowledge, sobriety, diligence and patience.
To learn more about Midwifery (Midwives did much more than just deliver babies!) in the 19th century please visit our new midwives at Kieffer's place. Our midwives will be avaliable to discuss whatever ails you Thursday through Saturday, weekly.
We will occasionally cook period German food there as well as create authentic "Cures" from plants in our midwife's garden and from around the village.