This was the name of an accoucheur god, whose priest went, when sent for, and prayed for the safety of the patient.
The disadvantages of the method are entirely with the accoucheur and not to the mother or child.
Its position must therefore be changed, and the accoucheur must know how to change it with advantage.
More than ever you have the air of a confessor and accoucheur of souls.
With monstrous growths the accoucheur must depend upon his own resources, ingenuity and knowledge of the mechanism of parturition.
The cord is attached to the body of the child at the point called the navel, being cut off at birth by the accoucheur.
Paulus wrote a famous book on obstetrics, which is now lost, but it gained for him among the Arabs the title of "the accoucheur."
There is, it is said, a great Queen in Europe who has an accoucheur of whom she never makes use.
His fee as accoucheur on these occasions was, I believe, a considerable one.
As an accoucheur of brains, a molder of intellects, I had no claim even to bread and cheese.
1759, "midwife" (properly, "male midwife"), from French accoucheur (Jules Clément, later 17c.), agent noun from accoucher "to go to childbed, be delivered" (13c.) originally simply "to lie down" (12c.), from Old French culcher "to lie," from Latin collocare, from com- "with" (see com-) + locare "to place" (see locate). The fem. is accoucheuse (1847).