Peggy Vincent

Peggy Vincent



Since observing the birth of a baby for the first time when I was a 19yo nursing student in the mid-Sixties at Duke University, childbirth has been my primary focus.
During the good old hippie years, my husband and I took an extended trip to Europe, but upon our return, I began working as an obstetrical nurse at a prominent hospital in Berkeley, California, where my first 2 children were born.
In 1978, I established the Alternative Birth Center in that hospital and then went to midwifery school, graduating in December 1980.
Unable to obtain hospital privileges due to dig-in-the-heels obstruction from obstetricians to the mere idea of a midwife in their midst, I attended only home births for the next 3 year. Finally, after I jumped through cou
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“Childbirth is normal until proven otherwise.”
Peggy Vincent, Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

“I cried with pride as I looked into the face of a midwife from the next generation of baby catchers.”
Peggy Vincent, Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

“Women's bodies have a near perfect knowledge of childbirth; it's when their brains get involved that things can go wrong.”
Peggy Vincent, Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

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