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Julie Watson

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Julie grew up in a small, rural town in New Zealand. After leaving school, she worked at the local maternity annexe as a nurse aide, which gave her a love for caring for mothers and babies. Life could not have been happier, until the death of her second baby at birth led to depression, loneliness and despair.

Julie’s first book Born for Life: A Midwife's Story follows her journey to overcome challenges and become the midwife that she was born to be. Julie hopes that her story will inspire others to follow their dreams and not give up hope.

Midwifery remains Julie’s passion. Julie loves travelling and has worked as a midwife in many countries – including Zambia, Africa where she worked at Kalene Mission Hospital.

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Julie Watson Where will my next midwifery adventure be so I can write about? What wonderful part of the world?
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Born for Life : A Midwife's Story (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: From a young age Julie pondered what she would do with her life A job as a nurse aide in the local Maternity Annexe at the age of sixteen gave her a love for being with women during labour and birth and caring for mothers and their babies. Life could not have been happier, married to the man she loved and the birth of a son. The tragic and unexpected death of her second baby in her first hour of life led to depression, loneliness and despair that lasted several years. The dream to train as a nurse had all but died as she continued to work as a nurse aide at the local hospital but was unexpectedly reignited in her late thirties. The true story tells of a woman’s struggle to overcome tragedy and who triumphs to become the midwife that she was born to be. The many birth stories are told from an era in the 1970s through the eyes of a young nurse aide to modern day midwifery in New Zealand as an independant midwife with her own caseload.

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“I dream that someday I will meet her and that thought brings tears to my eyes, still. I imagine her in my mind and I dream of that moment.”
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“Writing the book is the easy part.”
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“Writing the book is the easy part.”
Julie Watson, Born for Life: A Midwife's Story

“I dream that someday I will meet her and that thought brings tears to my eyes, still. I imagine her in my mind and I dream of that moment.”
Julie Watson, Born for Life: A Midwife's Story

“My books promised me that life wasn’t just made up of workday tasks and prosaic things. The world is bigger and more colorful and more important than that.”
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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
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