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Sisters on a Journey: Portraits of American Midwives

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Sisters on a Journey is a moving collection of twenty-seven profiles-interviews and photographs-of contemporary American midwives. These extraordinary women speak with unusual frankness about what brought them to midwifery, what they see as their greatest challenges and rewards, their recollections of their fist home births, and their thoughts about the place of midwives i ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Rutgers University Press
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I feel I have been given a treasure in this book; reading it felt nurturing and joyful.

Possibly in part because I began reading it at a birth (I was the sibling doula and the sibling was asleep.)

"Medical ethics are all about power - doctors' authority over patients, policing each other, shepherding the patient through the process - which doesn't have anything to do with what we [midwives] do. We are basically grounded in an ethic of relationship, in interaction and honesty. ... There is a discus
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Aug 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book is a collection of biographies/interview findings with American midwives with varying backgrounds and training. They range from lay or direct-entry midwives who have learned primarily by DOING and by apprenticeship, to Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) and many in between.

I love hearing about what brought these women to the career of aiding and supporting women in their birth experiences. To hear their take on childbirth and on women's health is profound and often poetic. But then again,
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