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Why Not Me?: The Story of Gladys Milton, Midwife

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
This is the personal story of a courageous and compassionate Florida midwife and an account of her fight to provide women with affordable health care. It's a modern day tale of David versus Goliath, where "David" was one of the last grand ("granny") lay midwives still delivering babies in the U.S.
Paperback, 127 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Book Publishing Company (TN) (first published December 31st 1992)
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Heather P
May 08, 2008 Heather P marked it as to-read
I have been meaning to read this book all my life it seems. This lady was an amazing woman in my family's life. She even writes a little bit about us in a chapter. Her life has been a testimony of grace and love. She served the under served in our community as a midwife for many years. This story is about her childhood and her battle with the state as they ask her to become a midwife, and then try to take her license away as more afluent white families come to see her. She has many struggles in ...more
The moment I began reading this book, it intrigued me. The text flowed easily and effortlessly. Years ago, I'd heard about Miss Gladys from a good friend who had been blessed to have her deliver her two boys. Reading about Miss Gladys filled my heart with joy and sadness; sometimes even anger. I intend to purchase this book and donate it to the library.
It served it's purpose--to learn more about midwifery and the challenges faced by traditional midwives in the South.
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