For anyone who loved the stories contained within Baby Catcher, Peggy Vincent brings us more delightful tales from her midwifery career in Midwife: A Calling. Though it has been nearly a decade since I read Baby Catcher, I believe this memoir contains shorter, more vignette-type stories. It also delves a little deeper into the social/political context within which midwifery emerged into the mainstream.
Midwives, student midwives, home birth mothers, and general birth junkies are all sure to enjoy this collection of stories. In fact, I thought this would be a perfect collection for a new mom. It was a great read during those times I just had five minute chunks to sit down with a book.
If you’re like me, and can’t get enough of birth stories, you won’t want to miss Midwife: A Calling.
PS: I just discovered there’s a second volume–Midwife: A Journey as I was writing this post. Yippee!