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Bajoran midwife, Covenant

A Bajoran midwife

A midwife was a professional who provided prenatal care to expecting mothers, attends the birth, and provided postpartum care to the mother and infant. Midwives specialized in low-risk pregnancies, helping women to have healthy pregnancies and natural births – the non-medical equivalent of an obstetrician, who specialized in surgical aspects of pregnancy.

In 2270, James T. Kirk agreed with Robert April's suggestion about bringing a dead star back to life, saying they could "act as a midwife giving birth to a star". (TAS: "The Counter-Clock Incident")

In 2367, Worf acted as midwife when Keiko O'Brien went into labor in Ten Forward on the USS Enterprise-D after the ship's systems were disabled by a quantum filament. (TNG: "Disaster")

In 2372, Julian Bashir acted as midwife for Ekoria. (DS9: "The Quickening")

A Bajoran midwife assisted Mika during the birth of her half Cardassian half Bajoran baby on Empok Nor in 2375. (DS9: "Covenant")

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