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The Resource Baby catcher : chronicles of a modern midwife, Peggy Vincent

Baby catcher : chronicles of a modern midwife, Peggy Vincent

Label
Baby catcher : chronicles of a modern midwife
Title
Baby catcher
Title remainder
chronicles of a modern midwife
Statement of responsibility
Peggy Vincent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Each time she knelt to "catch" another wriggling baby -- nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career -- California midwife Peggy Vincent paid homage to the moment when pain bows to joy and the world makes way for one more. With every birth, she encounters another woman-turned-goddess: Catherine rides out her labor in a car careening down a mountain road. Sofia spends hers trying to keep her hyper doctor-father from burning down the house. Susannah gives birth so quietly that neither husband nor midwife notice until there's a baby in the room. More than a collection of birth stories, however, Baby Catcher is a provocative account of the difficulties that midwives face in the United States. With vivid portraits of courage, perseverance, and love, this is an impassioned call to rethink technological hospital births in favor of more individualized and profound experiences in which mothers and fathers take center stage in the timeless drama of birth. - Back cover
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vincent, Peggy
Dewey number
618.2/0233
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Midwives
  • Childbirth
Label
Baby catcher : chronicles of a modern midwife, Peggy Vincent
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 330-331)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1 : As it was in the beginning. You have to lie down -- Babies, babies, babies -- Mrs. Purdue -- The hippie effect -- Part 2 : The meditation of my heart. Painless childbirth? -- To be or not to be -- Only if you can be there -- Fog -- Adidas to Birkenstocks -- Part 3 : The wine of astonishment. Rubber ducky -- Good news and bad news -- We couldn't have done it without him -- Huh? -- Hallie's reputation -- Only what's necessary -- The perineal cry -- Part 4 : Not only with our lips but in our lives. Spirit baby 1 -- Practice what you preach -- My little helper -- Spirit baby 2 -- When Mom is a midwife -- Part 5 : Who walketh upon the wings of the wind. One more soul -- Pragmatism in action -- Sneak attack -- Uh-oh -- A friend -- What flowers are these? -- Labor's not so bad -- Goose abuse -- Wall art -- It's just so interesting -- Okay, okay, okay -- Is my mommy happy? -- Part 6 : Devices and desires. Wrongful life -- Cut me! -- You'd better sit down -- Part 7 : The measure of my days. Guardian angel -- Allah's blessing -- End of the drought -- You can't be serious -- I just forgot -- Soccer mom -- Hello from Rosie -- A bitter pill -- Happy birthday -- Shift work -- Passing the torch -- Epilogue : The current situation -- Appendices. Pearls of wisdom -- Home birth supplies -- Studies on midwifery safety -- Statistics on the economics of midwifery -- Resources -- Sandi's famous caramels
Control code
sky203770274
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Scribner trade paperback ed. 2003.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9780743219341
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Note
nj 12/15
Label
Baby catcher : chronicles of a modern midwife, Peggy Vincent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 330-331)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1 : As it was in the beginning. You have to lie down -- Babies, babies, babies -- Mrs. Purdue -- The hippie effect -- Part 2 : The meditation of my heart. Painless childbirth? -- To be or not to be -- Only if you can be there -- Fog -- Adidas to Birkenstocks -- Part 3 : The wine of astonishment. Rubber ducky -- Good news and bad news -- We couldn't have done it without him -- Huh? -- Hallie's reputation -- Only what's necessary -- The perineal cry -- Part 4 : Not only with our lips but in our lives. Spirit baby 1 -- Practice what you preach -- My little helper -- Spirit baby 2 -- When Mom is a midwife -- Part 5 : Who walketh upon the wings of the wind. One more soul -- Pragmatism in action -- Sneak attack -- Uh-oh -- A friend -- What flowers are these? -- Labor's not so bad -- Goose abuse -- Wall art -- It's just so interesting -- Okay, okay, okay -- Is my mommy happy? -- Part 6 : Devices and desires. Wrongful life -- Cut me! -- You'd better sit down -- Part 7 : The measure of my days. Guardian angel -- Allah's blessing -- End of the drought -- You can't be serious -- I just forgot -- Soccer mom -- Hello from Rosie -- A bitter pill -- Happy birthday -- Shift work -- Passing the torch -- Epilogue : The current situation -- Appendices. Pearls of wisdom -- Home birth supplies -- Studies on midwifery safety -- Statistics on the economics of midwifery -- Resources -- Sandi's famous caramels
Control code
sky203770274
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Scribner trade paperback ed. 2003.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9780743219341
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Note
nj 12/15

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