The Midwife's Sister

The Story of Call The Midwife's Jennifer Worth by her sister Christine
Author: Christine Lee
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447282639
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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'Our childhood came to an end when our parents parted and from then on Jennifer was placed in the impossible position of having to be a parent to me, her sister. I shall always be grateful for her protection . . .' Millions have fallen in love with Jennifer Worth and her experiences in the East End as chronicled in Call the Midwife but little is known about her life outside this period. Now, in this moving and evocative memoir, Jennifer's sister, Christine, takes us from their early idyllic years to the cruelty and neglect they suffered after their parents divorced, from Jennifer being forced to leave home at fourteen to their training as nurses. After leaving nursing Jennifer took up a career in music, her first love, and Christine became a sculptor, but through marriages and children, joy and heartbreak, their lives remained intertwined. Absorbing and emotional, The Midwife's Sister by Christine Lee is testimony to an enduring bond between two extraordinary women.

The Midwife's Tale

An Oral History from Handywoman to Professional Midwife
Author: Nicky Leap,Billie Hunter
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473829984
Category: History
Page: 256
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Mothers and midwives reveal the wonders and difficulties of early twentieth century childbirth in this informative and insightful healthcare history. Before the foundation of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) in 1948, expectant mothers relied on midwives to help them through childbirth. Based on interviews conducted with dozens and mothers and retired midwives over several years, Billie Hunter and Nicky Leap’s The Midwife’s Tale shares the stories of these women in their own words, shedding light on their experiences and on the realities of childbirth in the first half of the twentieth century. Intriguing, poignant, and sometimes humorous, this oral history covers the experiences of women from the 1910s through the 1950s including accounts of the difficulties of rearing large families in poverty-stricken environments and the lack of information about contraception and abortion—even as midwifery changed from an unqualified “handywoman” skill to an actual profession.

Healed by the Midwife's Kiss


Author: Fiona McArthur
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 148807965X
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Finn can’t imagine loving anyone again… But could one woman change that forever? After Dr. Finn Foley’s wife abandoned him and their adorable baby daughter, he threw himself into being a father. But when he meets a kindred spirit in widowed midwife Catrina Thomas, he can’t resist getting to know her better. One sizzling kiss later, the happiness Finn has been searching for finally seems within his grasp…if only he’s willing to claim it!

The Midwife's Advice


Author: Gay Courter
Publisher: Gay Courter
ISBN: N.A
Category: Jewish women
Page: N.A
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The Midwife’s Here!: The Enchanting True Story of One of Britain’s Longest Serving Midwives


Author: Linda Fairley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007446314
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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The Sunday Times bestseller ‘Delivering my first baby is a memory that will stay with me forever. Just feeling the warmth of a newborn head in your hands, that new life, there’s honestly nothing like it... I’ve since brought more than 2,200 babies into the world, and I still tingle with excitement every time.’

Healed By The Midwife's Kiss: Healed by the Midwife's Kiss (The Midwives of Lighthouse Bay) / Reunited by Their Baby (Mills & Boon Medical)


Author: Fiona McArthur,Jennifer Taylor
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1474095712
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Healed By The Midwife’s Kiss by Fiona McArthur

The Barter


Author: Siobhan Adcock
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698161378
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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A heart-stopping tale as provocative as is suspenseful, about two conflicted women, separated by one hundred years, and bound by an unthinkable sacrifice. The Barter is a ghost story and a love story, a riveting emotional tale that also explores motherhood and work and feminism. Set in Texas, in present day, and at the turn of the twentieth century, the novel follows two young mothers at the turning point of their lives. Bridget has given up her career as an attorney to raise her daughter, joining a cadre of stay-at-home mothers seeking fulfillment in a quiet suburb. But for Bridget, some crucial part of the exchange is absent: Something she loves and needs. And now a terrifying presence has entered her home; only nobody but Bridget can feel it. On a farm in 1902, a young city bride takes a farmer husband. The marriage bed will become both crucible and anvil as Rebecca first allows, then negates, the powerful erotic connection between them. She turns her back on John to give all her love to their child. Much will occur in this cold house, none of it good. As Siobhan Adcock crosscuts these stories with mounting tension, each woman arrives at a terrible ordeal of her own making, tinged with love and fear and dread. What will they sacrifice to save their families—and themselves? Readers will slow down to enjoy the gorgeous language, then speed up to see what happens next in a plot that thrums with the weight of decision—and its explosive consequences.

The Midwife's Son (Mills & Boon Medical) (Doctors to Daddies, Book 2)


Author: Sue MacKay
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1472045491
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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And daddy makes three...

Call the Midwife: Illustrated Edition


Author: Jennifer Worth
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297869736
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 1870
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This is a large beautifully illustrated edition of CALL THE MIDWIFE with never-before-seen photographs which bring the real London and real lives to life. Pictures of the docklands, photos of how life was lived at the time, the families, housing, health service, food and of course the nuns and the midwives who brought so many babies into the world will be a beautiful addition to Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoir.

Erinnerungen


Author: Hans Dietrich Genscher
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1086
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The Midwives of Seventeenth-Century London


Author: Doreen Evenden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521661072
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 260
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This book is the first comprehensive and detailed study of early modern midwives in seventeenth-century London. Midwives, as a group, have been dismissed by historians as being inadequately educated and trained for the task of child delivery. The Midwives of Seventeenth-Century London rejects these claims by exploring the midwives' training and their licensing in an unofficial apprenticeship by the Church. Dr. Evenden also offers an accurate depiction of the midwives in their socioeconomic context by examining a wide range of seventeenth-century sources. This expansive study not only recovers the names of almost one thousand women who worked as midwives in the twelve London parishes, but also brings to light details about their spouses, their families and their associates.

Winterfell


Author: Linda Fedun
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456809379
Category: Fiction
Page: 187
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With magic feared and shunned across this land, the twins Den and Fannie cannot use or explore the gifts they were born with. Adopted and abandoned by a family, which should have nurtured and loved them, they were left to their own devices in a strange and threatening city. Bound by their love for each other, the children are determined to persevere and search for the life that they desire. Their predicament leads them on a journey across the lands where they learn the difficulties or forging their own path through adolescence... and to save the world.

The Midwife's Daughter


Author: Patricia Ferguson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241962765
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 543
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A BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime. The new novel from Orange Prize listed author Patricia Ferguson is a deeply moving tale about two sisters and the young black orphan who changes their lives - for anyone who loves Call the Midwife or Andrea Levy. Violet Dimond, the Holy Terror, has delivered many of the town children - and often their children - in her capacity as handywoman. But Violet's calling is dying out as, with medicine's advances, the good old ways are no longer good enough. Grace, Violet's adopted daughter, is a symbol of change herself. In the place where she has grown up and everyone knows her, she is accepted, though most of the locals never before saw a girl with skin that colour. For Violet and Grace the coming war will bring more upheaval into their lives: can they endure it, or will they, like so many, be swept aside by history's tide? A moving tale of prejudice, struggle, love, tragedy, bravery and the changing lives of women in the twentieth century, The Midwife's Daughter grips the reader all the way to its heartstopping conclusion. Praise for Patricia Ferguson: 'Strong, affecting, vividly depicted . . . It is a pure pleasure to read' Lionel Shriver, Telegraph (on Peripheral Vision by Patricia Ferguson) 'One of the most brilliant novelists around . . . funny, gripping, wonderfully shrewd' Independent Patricia Ferguson trained in nursing and midwifery, and her first book, Family Myths and Legends, won the Betty Trask, David Higham and Somerset Maugham awards. Her most recent books, It So Happens and Peripheral Vision were both longlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in Bristol.

The Midwife and the Lawman


Author: Marisa Carroll
Publisher: Harlequin Books
ISBN: 9780373711826
Category: Fiction
Page: 297
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Devon Grant returned home to help her ailing grandmother run The Birth Place. She had vowed never to return to Enchantment after Miguel Eiden broke her heart, but three children's happiness hangs in the balance. Will Devon have to break the law to make it happen?

Nietzsche’s Last Notebooks 1888


Author: N.A
Publisher: Daniel Fidel Ferrer
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Call Nurse Millie


Author: Jean Fullerton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409141284
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 3769
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'A delightful, well researched story that really does depict nursing and the living conditions in the East End at the end of the war' Lesley Pearse London is putting itself back together and twenty-five-year-old Millie is at the forefront of the effort as she tends to the East End community around her. While she witnesses tragedy and brutality in her job, Millie also finds strength and kindness as her training begins to pay off, helping her to bring her patients back to health and welcome babies into the world. But it's not only the patients that need Millie as matters of the heart bring both tears and joy for the young nurses. With grit and gumption, Millie and her friends do their best to find their way through first loves and heartbreaks, and balancing their duty of care with looking after each other. But when misfortune befalls her own family, it is the enduring spirit of the community that shows Millie that even the toughest of circumstances can be overcome. An absorbing and richly detailed novel following the life and work of a young nurse in post-war East London - perfect for anyone who loved CALL THE MIDWIFE.

The Midwife's Miracle Baby


Author: Amy Andrews
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460377850
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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The exhilaration midwife Claire West feels at bringing a new life into the world is magical, But Claire fears she carries a genetic illness that she could pass on to her own child. She'll never experience the wonder of motherhood… So, when determined baby doctor Campbell Deane begins to pursue her, she knows she cannot get involved. But Claire finds him hard to resist! Then Claire discovers that she may be pregnant. Yet with Campbell's dedication, her dilemma could turn into a miracle for them both…

Die Hebamme von Venedig

Historischer Roman
Author: Roberta Rich
Publisher: Piper Schicksalsvoll
ISBN: 3492983022
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Mitten in der Nacht steht ein venezianischer Adliger aufgewühlt vor der Tür der jüdischen Hebamme Hannah: Seit Tagen liegt die Frau des Conte schon in den Wehen, und nun fürchtet er um das Leben von Mutter und Kind, sollte Hannah ihnen nicht helfen. Doch der jungen Hebamme ist die medizinische Behandlung von Christen untersagt. Hin- und hergerissen zwischen Mitgefühl und Angst, erkennt Hannah in der Bitte des Conte auch eine Chance und stellt mutig eine Bedingung: Wenn es ihr gelingt, das Kind des Conte di Padovani zu retten, verlangt sie jene Geldsumme, die sie braucht, um ihren auf Malta als Sklaven gefangen gehaltenen Mann Isaak freizukaufen. Der Conte willigt ein. Doch mit der Geburt des Kindes gerät Hannah in immer größere Gefahr. Die um ihr Erbe fürchtenden Brüder des Conte di Padovani trachten ihr und dem Baby nach dem Leben, Venedig wird von der Pest bedroht, und es bleibt kaum noch Zeit bis zum Ablegen des Schiffes, das sie zu Isaak bringen soll ...

Catching Babies

A Midwife's Tale
Author: Sheena Byrom
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 075536273X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 340
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The inspirational story of life as a midwife. From her very first day as a nervous student nurse in Blackburn to the dedicated completion of her nursing qualifications and her training as a midwife in Burnley, Sheena Byrom has never once looked back, enjoying a thirty-five-year career with the NHS. Catching Babies is a moving account of an extraordinary career. It reveals the unique experiences that filled Sheena's days as she looked after overwhelmed mums and dads and helped to bring their precious babies into the world. At the forefront of evolving medical practices, she was the first midwife to oversee a home water birth in her area, but also found herself at the centre of a traumatic delivery that resulted in a nine-year litigation case and tested her to her limits. Yet, whatever has come Sheena's way, ultimately, there are the strong mothers who taught her so much and the little miracles who have made every single moment as a midwife truly magical.

The Midwife's Little Miracle


Author: Fiona McArthur
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426831803
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Finding she was pregnant was the best moment of midwife Montana's life. But days later she was widowed. Now nine months have passed, she has a tiny baby girl and is determined to make a fresh start. Dr. Andy Buchanan is impressed by Montana's courage, and he just can't get the beautiful new mom out of his mind. So he offers her a job at Lyrebird Lake--the perfect place to build a new life. Every time Montana sees her baby in Andy's arms, her resolve not to get involved crumbles a little bit more. He'd be the perfect father to her daughter, and she can't help but feel he'd be the perfect husband, too....