Jennifer Worth


Born
in Clacton-on-Sea, The United Kingdom
September 25, 1935

Died
May 31, 2011

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Worth, born Jennifer Lee while her parents were on holiday in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, was raised in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. After leaving school at the age of 14, she learned shorthand and typing and became the secretary to the head of Dr Challoner's Grammar School. She then trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, and moved to London to receive training to become a midwife.

Lee was hired as a staff nurse at the London Hospital in Whitechapel in the early 1950s. With the Sisters of St John the Divine, an Anglican community of nuns, she worked to aid the poor. She was then a ward sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in Bloomsbury, and later at the Marie Curie Hospital in Hampstead.

She married the artist Phil
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“That's the trouble, I can't forget him. He was everything to me, except mine.”
Jennifer Worth, The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

“Their devotion showed me there were no versions of love there was only... Love. That it had no equal and that it was worth searching for, even if that search took a lifetime.”
Jennifer Worth, The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

“Now and then in life, love catches you unawares, illuminating the dark corners of your mind, and filling them with radiance. Once in awhile you are faced with a beauty and a joy that takes your soul, all unprepared, by assault.”
Jennifer Worth, The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

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