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Midwife's story : life, love and birth among the Amish

Author: Penny Armstrong; Sheryl Feldman
Publisher: London, England : Pinter & Martin Ltd., 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 3rd editionView all editions and formats
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.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Armstrong; Sheryl Feldman
ISBN: 1780662009 9781780662008
OCLC Number: 919859992
Notes: Originally published in the US by Arbor House 1986 and in the UK by Corgi Books 1987.
Includes preface to the 2006 edition and the 1986 edition.
Description: 237 pages ; 20 cm
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
Responsibility: Penny Armstrong & Sheryl Feldman.


A moving, fascinating memoir of Penny Armstrong's years as midwife to an Amish community in rural Pennsylvania.  Read more...
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Remarkable... as wonderful about the Amish as it is about midwifery--The New York Times

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