Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Midwife's Story by Penny Armstrong (memoir)

A Midwife's Story by Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman: I am a sucker for a good memoir, and pretty much anything centering around pregnancy, birth, and/or midwifery (I swear under other circumstances, I'd love to be a midwife; as it is, however, I'll have to settle for reading obsessively about it). This book did not disappoint on either count. It's a very down-to-earth, moving, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking account of one midwife who caught babies in an Amish community for a number of years. Also paints a very real picture of what is wrong with how much modern medicine and technology has impinged on what should be the beautiful processes of pregnancy and birth.

I LOVED this book!

And it's up for grabs - leave a comment or send me an email if you want it.


  1. I just finished watching The Business of Being Born I would LOVE to read this book.

  2. Chrystal, it's yours :) I'll get it in the mail to you post haste. I'd love to hear your thoughts on BOBB . . .

  3. Dangit!! Can I get it when you're done, Chrystal?

    FWIW - I thought BOBB was super fab.