The midwife: a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times

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Thorndike Press,
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The author reflects on her experiences as a midwife in London's postwar East End, discussing the nuns from whom she learned her craft and the interesting and challenging births she aided during her career.
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display_description At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London's East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies - from the plucky, warmhearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children, to the prostitutes and dockers of the city's seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.
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subject_facet Midwives -- England -- London -- Biography
title_display The midwife : a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times
title_full The midwife : a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times / by Jennifer Worth ; clinical editor Terri Coates
title_short The midwife :
title_sub a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times