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Was Rachel a midwife in the Bible?

Was Rachel a midwife in the Bible?

Midwives in the Bible When the matriarch Rachel is giving birth to her second son (Benjamin), she is attended by a midwife (Gen 35:17).

Did Mary have a midwife?

Because she was poor, Mary did not have a birthing stool, the choice of wealthy women at that time. She had a midwife and delivered standing up, leaning against the midwife's assistants, who helped with the pushing by massaging Mary's abdomen.