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Baby Catcher : Chronicles Of A Modern Midwife

Baby Catcher : Chronicles Of A Modern Midwife - 02 edition

Baby Catcher : Chronicles Of A Modern Midwife - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780743219341

ISBN10: 0743219341

Baby Catcher : Chronicles Of A Modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent - ISBN 9780743219341
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published: 2002
International: No
Baby Catcher : Chronicles Of A Modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent - ISBN 9780743219341

ISBN13: 9780743219341

ISBN10: 0743219341

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02

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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. 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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