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A Midwifes Story

Penny Armstrong

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ISBN : 9780804101783
Mass Market Paperback
240 pages
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A hundred miles from New York City, in a place as different from it as possible, Penny Armstrong delivers babies. She works by the light of kerosene lamps, without fetal monitoring systems, X-rays, surgeons, or anesthesiologists. The nearest phone isMoreA hundred miles from New York City, in a place as different from it as possible, Penny Armstrong delivers babies. She works by the light of kerosene lamps, without fetal monitoring systems, X-rays, surgeons, or anesthesiologists. The nearest phone is several fields away.From the moment her own phone rings until she delivers the newborn into its mothers arms, each birth is different, and each is thrilling. To share the excitement of birth among the gentle, Old-Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is to experience a special thrill, a timeless grace. It is also to gain a new awareness of the quality of the birth experience, the difference between natural births at home and impersonal hospital deliveries.Funny and wise, with intervals of nerve-wracking tension, A MIDWIFES STORY is unique, a revelation of a very special place and an extraordinary life.This remarkable book . . . is not only about birth, it is about rebirth. --The New York Times Book Review