[bksvol-discuss] submitted

  • From: "Amber Wallenstein" <amber.wallens@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:31:38 -0500

I just submitted Babycatcher: Chronicle of  a modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent.  
I edited this book on my braille note but for some reason the file got cut off 
in the middle.  I didn't want to reread the book so I did a quick edit in K 
1000.  I got the accuracy to 99.07 percent.  

She never tired of the miracle. every time she knelt to "catch" another baby, 
beloved California midwife paid homage to the moment when pain bows to joy, one 
person becomes two, woman turns to goddess, and the world moves aside to make 
room for one more soul.

Trained as a nurse at Duke University in the early 1960s, Vincent begins 
working in the delivery room of a local hospital in the San Francisco Bay area. 
Even after establishing an alternative birth center at the hospital, however, 
she is still frustrated with her lack of autonomy. Too often she witnesses 
births changing from normal to high risk because of routine obstetrical 

Vincent then devotes herself to creating unique birth experiences for her 
clients and their families. She becomes a licensed midwife, opens her own 
practice, and delivers nearly three thousand babies during her remarkable 

With every birth comes an unforgettable story. Each time Vincent "catches" a 
wet and wriggling baby, she encounters another memorable woman busy negotiating 
her unique path through the labyrinth of childbirth.

Meet Catherine as she rides out her labor in a car careening down a mountain 
road, her husband clueless at the wheel. Megan delivers on a leaky sailboat 
during the storm of the decade. Susannah gives birth so quietly and 
effortlessly, neither husband nor midwife notice much of anything until they 
see a baby lying on the bed, and Sofia spends her labor trying to keep her 
hyper doctor-father from burning down the house. 

Book blog:
I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have 
consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give
you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate.
John Adams
E-Mail: amber.wallens@xxxxxxxxx

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