Labor of love : a midwife's memoir (Book, 2009) [Beloit College]
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Labor of love : a midwife's memoir

Author: Cara Muhlhahn
Publisher: New York : Kaplan Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A personal memoir of the life and career of a devoted midwife describes the twists and turns she has taken during her long career in the field, as well as the personal satisfaction she has had in her position as one who helps bring life into the world.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Autobiographies
Autobiography
Biographies
Personal Narrative
Biography
Named Person: Cara Muhlhahn; Cara Muhlhahn; Cara Muhlhahn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cara Muhlhahn
ISBN: 1427798214 9781427798213 9781607146728 160714672X
OCLC Number: 213855762
Description: xv, 256 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A portrait of the midwife as a young girl --
The wonder years --
Blood, sweat, and tears --
School days --
Truth and consequences --
Institutional agendas --
Mother nature's son --
Instinct and intellect --
A day in the life --
There's no place like home --
The C.Y.A. factor --
God bless the child --
Cinema maternismo --
The tables turn.
Responsibility: Cara Muhlhahn.

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A personal memoir of the life and career of a devoted midwife describes the twists and turns she has taken during her long career in the field, as well as the personal satisfaction she has had in her position as one who helps bring life into the world.
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Recommended, with reservations

by geny_librarian (WorldCat user published 2009-05-16) Fair Permalink

An interesting look at midwife practices. This autobiographical tale does often venture into soapbox territory. Also, some of the "medical information" is rather biased and, some might say, not entirely accurate. If you're looking for a childbirth book to read, I'd say you can skip this one; if you...
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