Baby Catcher

Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100151913
Released: Jul 24, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515934646
Narrator/s: Coleen Marlo
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

An inspiring collection of birth stories by a charming midwife. Each time she knelt to "catch" another wriggling baby-nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career-California midwife Peggy Vincent paid homage to the moment when pain bows to joy and the world makes way for one more. With every birth, she encounters another woman-turned-goddess: Catherine rides out her labor in a car careening down a mountain road. Sofia spends hers trying to keep her hyper doctor-father from burning down the house. Susannah gives birth so quietly that neither husband nor midwife notice until there's a baby in the room. More than a collection of birth stories, however, Baby Catcher is a provocative account of the difficulties that midwives face in the United States. With vivid portraits of courage, perseverance, and love, this is an impassioned call to rethink technological hospital births in favor of more individualized and profound experiences in which mothers and fathers take center stage in the timeless drama of birth.

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Author(s): Peggy Vincent
Original Publish Date: Jul 24, 2019

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Author(s): Peggy Vincent
Product Number EB00561775
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9780743242370

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