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A Midwife's Story
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When hospital-trained midwife Penny Armstrong takes on a job delivering the babies of the Amish, she encounters a way of life deeply rooted in the earth. As she renews her respect for nature, she discovers an approach to giving birth that changes her life forever. A Midwife's Story is a life-affirming book that never fails to enlighten, inform and surprise. Honest and ultimately very moving, it is inspirational reading not only for midwives and childbirth educators, but also for all parents.
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Table of Contents

1 Preface; 2 Acknowledgements; 3 1. Their Way; 4 2. Home; 5 3. Midwife; 6 4. Wifie; 7 5. Booth; 8 6. Paradise Visited; 9 7. Paradise Considered; 10 8. Spring Road; 11 9. The Country Hospital; 12 10. In the Fields; 13 11. The Viewing; 14 12. The Home Delivery; 15 13. Getting Married; 16 14. China; 17 15. Losses; 18 16. The Office; 19 17. Mothers and Fathers; 20 18. Giving Yourself Up; 21 19. Love; 22 20. Home; 23 21. Leah

About the Author

Penny Armstrong (Cape Elizabeth, near Portland, Maine) has delivered over 1,800 babies and enjoyed a 25 year career in nurse-midwifery including teaching and practice in home, hospital and birth centers. She and her husband Rich currently live and work in their home state of Maine where she counsels people on living healthy lifestyles. Sheryl Feldman is a writer, teacher, and not-for-profit communications manager. She also co-founded Hedgebrook, a retreat for women writers and is the initiator of its community residency project Women Writers of the Arab World. Apart from A Wise Birth and A Midwife's Story, she also wrote Bangkok Zigzag, a documentary on motorcycle taxi drivers in Bangkok. Passionate for international travel and crossing cultures, she lives in Seattle and has two sons and two granddaughters.

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Remarkable... as wonderful about the Amish as it is about midwifery--The New York Times

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