Jill Tucker, RN says:

“Midwives have always been there to assist women in pregnancy, labor and childbirth. Now as the baby boom population ages, midwives are being called upon to help close out the cycle of life, and assist patients and families at the end. Midwives ease the transition from life to death by administering the same kind of care, compassion and privacy that they bring to the process of birth.”
Midwives For The Dying

Atlantic.com  December 16, 2013