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Midwife's Story

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When hospital-trained midwife Penny Armstrong takes on a job delivering the babies of the Amish, she discovers an approach to giving birth which would change 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 for all student midwives and expectant parents.

She works by the light of kerosene lamps without modern technology. She is Penny ...

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Overview

When hospital-trained midwife Penny Armstrong takes on a job delivering the babies of the Amish, she discovers an approach to giving birth which would change 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 for all student midwives and expectant parents.

She works by the light of kerosene lamps without modern technology. She is Penny Armstrong, a midwife among the gentle, old-order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Her life has brought her closer to nature and in touch with the past.

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

  • ISBN-13: 9781905177042
  • Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd
  • Publication date: 2/15/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 598,170
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.89 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Penny Armstrong (Cape Elizabeth, near Portland, Maine) has delivered over 1,000 babies and enjoyed a 25-year career in nurse-midwifery including teaching and practice in home, hospital and birth centers. Sheryl Feldman (Seattle, WA) 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.
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Table of Contents

1 Preface 2 Acknowledgements 3 Their Way 4 Home 5 Midwife 6 Wifie 7 Booth 8 Paradise Visited 9 Paradise Considered 10 Spring Road
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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    There are books that make you a better person if you allow them. This is one of them. A Midwife's Story really put into perspective how simple life needs to be and the love that can be shown. I not only felt a peace after reading the book but a new-found love. A love of life, children especially, and a love that moves you to love what you have, while you have it, to the best of your abilities. A love that I will keep with me.

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