Call The Midwife

Author: Jennifer Worth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297859668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 6407


A fascinating slice of social history - Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London, now a major BBC TV series. Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understanding, tempered by a great deal of Cockney humour. She also earned the confidences of some whose lives were truly stranger, more poignant and more terrifying than could ever be recounted in fiction. Attached to an order of nuns who had been working in the slums since the 1870s, Jennifer tells the story not only of the women she treated, but also of the community of nuns (including one who was accused of stealing jewels from Hatton Garden) and the camaraderie of the midwives with whom she trained. Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, Jennifer's stories bring to life the colourful world of the East End in the 1950s.

The Complete Call the Midwife Stories

Author: Jennifer Worth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780225105

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

View: 2865


The East-End stories that inspired the BBC TV series, CALL THE MIDWIFE, in a gorgeous gift box. London's East End in the 1950s was a tough place: the struggles of post-war life - bombsites, overcrowded tenements, crime, brothels - bred a culture of tight-knit family communities, larger-than-life characters and a lively social scene. It was into this world that Jennifer Worth entered as a trainee midwife. But docklands life was tough, and babies were often born in slum conditions. In funny, disturbing and heartbreaking stories, Jennifer Worth recounts her time among nuns, prostitutes, abortionists, bigamists, gangsters and expectant mothers, portraying East Enders' amazing resilience - and their warmth and humour in the face of hardship. Written with affection and nostalgia, her midwife stories chronicle the lives, traditions and tales of a bygone era.

Call the Midwife - A Labour of Love

Author: Stephen McGann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474624502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 744


Call the Midwife - A Labour of Love: Ten Years of Love, Life and Laughter is a beautifully illustrated anniversary book celebrating ten years of the much-loved and internationally renowned BBC One TV series Call the Midwife. Written by actor and author Stephen McGann, a founding member of its starring cast, Call the Midwife - A Labour of Love is the up-close and personal story of Call the Midwife as told by the cast and crew who've made it into the iconic drama it is today. Warm, moving and funny, it brings to life the journey of the Call the Midwife years with personal reflections, anecdotes and insights from co-stars past and present, producers, technical crew and guests, as well as being lavishly illustrated with behind the scenes photography.

Summary of Jennifer Worth's Call the Midwife

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669356612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 66

View: 3264


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was a midwife, and I was on my way to deliver a baby. It was cold and raining outside, and I was pedal-powered. The sound of the moving river was always present. #2 I was able to talk to Muriel as she was having her baby. I gave her a sterile sheet, and two fingers into her vagina. The head was well down, and her waters had not yet broken. I told her everything was fine, and that she had not far to go now. #3 The second stage of labor is when the baby’s head is delivered. It is often painful, but a woman will be elated during this stage. The baby’s heart will be beating normally, but the raised heartbeat shows how much the baby goes through during birth. #4 The delivery of the baby was successful, and the baby was delivered whole with no pieces torn off and left behind in the uterus. The placenta must be delivered, and it must be delivered whole with no pieces torn off and left behind in the uterus.

Summary of Jennifer Worth's Call the Midwife

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 98

View: 4499


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 I was a midwife, and I was on my way to deliver a baby. It was cold and raining outside, and I was pedalpowered. The sound of the moving river was always present. #2 I was able to talk to Muriel as she was having her baby. I gave her a sterile sheet, and two fingers into her vagina. The head was well down, and her waters had not yet broken. I told her everything was fine, and that she had not far to go now. #3 The second stage of labor is when the baby’s head is delivered. It is often painful, but a woman will be elated during this stage. The baby’s heart will be beating normally, but the raised heartbeat shows how much the baby goes through during birth. #4 The delivery of the baby was successful, and the baby was delivered whole with no pieces torn off and left behind in the uterus. The placenta must be delivered, and it must be delivered whole with no pieces torn off and left behind in the uterus.

The Wisdom of Call The Midwife

Author: Heidi Thomas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474619436

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 8179


A beautiful collection of the most heartwarming, inspirational and hilarious quotes from Call the Midwife, accompanied by beautiful photographs throughout. 'Love is never the only answer. But it is always the best, the simplest, the one most likely to withstand the test of time. Love is the beginning. It should be the final word.' Narration by Jennifer, Series 8, Episode 4 Call the Midwife is loved across the world for its moving and intimate insights into the colourful world of midwifery and family life in the East End of London in the 1950s and 60s. The residents of Poplar and of Nonnatus House have brought comfort and joy to millions of people through their words and shared experiences. In this book you will find a collection of the best, most heart-warming and inspiring narrations and life-affirming quotes, taken from the original scripts by Heidi Thomas, alongside beautiful photographs from the show. There are lessons on love, friendship, motherhood, faith, family, home and much more - and we will hear from, among others, the voices of glamorous but vulnerable Trixie, forthright Nurse Crane, the delightfully witty Sisters Evangelina and Monica Joan and of course the wise and iconic narrations of Jennifer. The perfect book to see you through both hard and better times, this lovely collection will inspire and entertain in equal measure.

Midwife on Call

Author: Agnes Light

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444736132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9499


Agnes Light trained as a nurse in the 1960s and went on to become a midwife - helping to bring new lives into the world for over thirty years. After fainting from shock at the first birth she attended as a student, Agnes grew to adore her job and the lifelong friends that worked with her on the maternity ward. In her enchanting memoir, she recalls how she struggled at first with the strict rules of hospital etiquette, and the expectation that she would always know the right thing to do - from dealing with hysterical fathers to miracle multiple births - Agnes quickly learnt she had to keep a cool head whatever the circumstances. This is a heartwarming portrait of a thoughtful and compassionate midwife. Funny, poignant and rich with period detail, Midwife on Call traces Agnes's touching journey from squeamish pupil to assured professional.

Ask a Midwife

Author: Midwivesonline.com

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405339438

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 323

View: 527


All your pregnancy and birth questions answered by experienced midwives What’s best to eat during pregnancy? How many minutes apart should my contractions be? What’s a great tip for a good night’s sleep? When it comes to dispensing care, advice and friendly reassurance during pregnancy and labour, midwives are the health professionals mothers want to turn to. Find 1,000 real-life questions to midwives, answered with up-to-date information you can trust. Covers everything you need to know from conception to the first weeks of life with a new baby. Draw on the experience of long-term midwife Catherine Parker-Littler and www.midwivesonline.com, Ask A Midwife is like having your own a midwife on call, 24 hours a day.

Upstairs and Downstairs

Author: James Leggott,Julie Taddeo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442244836

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

View: 3011


This collection addresses the social and political contexts that have shaped the British TV costume drama as well as the changing historical contexts in which such programs are viewed again and again (in syndication, on DVD, youtube, etc.) and are reinterpreted by a thriving twenty-first-century global fan culture.

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century

Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBE,Professor Cathy Hamilton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118690990

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 6554


The NMC have produced standards of proficiency for pre registration midwifery education and those standards have been written in an “academic” language, for higher education institutions. Each student prior to being admitted to the profession must have achieved the proficiencies stated in the NMC publication. The purpose of this book is to provide students with material related to the standards of midwifery education. The students will be able to use the contents of this text and relate it to their own approved programme of midwifery study, as their programme of study would have had to comply with NMC’s requirements. It will help student midwives appreciate how their own programmes have been designed, and why they are required to study and understand some of the subjects they are, or will be studying.