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Posted Jun 22 2009 11:13am

The Midwife, by Jennifer Worth.
-- This one is next on my agenda of books to read. The story of a nurse turned midwife in the UK. Historical, taking place in the mid 20th century.




The Birth House, by Ami McKay.
-- Just finished reading this one last night! I could not put it down!!! The story centers around a young woman who apprenticed under Miss B, a local midwife. Takes place in the early 20th century. Complete with newspaper clippings in the text to supplement the storyline. Very, very interesting! Sad to say, we still have the same midwife vs physician fighting going on. I would love it if Miss McKay would write a second book, going more into Dora's life as a midwife, mother and lover, as well as women and family advocate into the latter years of her life.



Midwife of the Blue Ridge, by Christine Blevins.
-- I found this gem in the clearance section of a "large name" bookstore. This one is about a Scottish born midwife, Maggie, who travels to the Colonies in the 1700's as an indentured servant. Lots and lots of early American history here, with battles between the settlers, indentured servants/slaves, and Native Americans. Romance too! Not a whole lot of birthing, but enough to keep me interested. Hard to put down this book when reading it!
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