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Baby Catcher : Chronicles Of A Modern Midwife - 02 edition

by Peggy Vincent

Baby Catcher : Chronicles Of A Modern Midwife (ISBN10: 0743219341; ISBN13: 9780743219341)
ISBN13: 978-0743219341
ISBN10: 0743219341

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0743219334
ISBN10: 0743219333

Summary: 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. Susan ...show morenah 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published: 04/15/2003
International: No



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