Labor of love: a midwife's memoir

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Single mom, jazz singer, salsa dancer, traveler, and midwife to more than 700 babies, Cara Muhlhahn holds nothing back—in her life or in this memoir.

As a teenager, Cara’s family home burnt to the ground. That tragedy led her on a journey that would span a variety of countries and cultures. While she was in Morocco, a woman suffered from a fatal injury. Grieving the unnecessary death, Cara resolved that, next time, she would know what to do to save a life.

In this fascinating and searingly honest memoir, Cara reveals what eventually led her to support women in one of the most significant experiences of their lives. Balancing science with intuition, parenthood with her work, and sacrifice with joy, Cara shows us what it means to be alive and to live a life of purpose.

Just as readers are fascinated by Carly Fiorina’s or Elizabeth Gilbert’s journeys, they will find great inspiration in Cara’s journey to live her calling. Whether you read about her in Vogue or the New York Times; saw her in the documentary The Business of Being Born, by filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein; or are learning about her for the first time here, you are sure to be inspired by her remarkable story.

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subject_facet Midwifery -- Personal narratives, Midwives -- New York (State) -- Biography, Midwives -- United States -- Biography
table_of_contents A portrait of the midwife as a young girl -- The wonder years -- Blood, sweat, and tears -- School days -- Truth and consequences -- Institutional agendas -- Mother nature's son -- Instinct and intellect -- A day in the life -- There's no place like home -- The C.Y.A. factor -- God bless the child -- Cinema maternismo -- The tables turn.
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