The Midwife's Here!

Author: Linda Fairley

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780007446308

Category: Childbirth

Page: 308

View: 4710


It's the summer of 1967and St Mary's Maternity Hospital in Manchester is a place from a bygone age. It is filled with starched white hats and full skirts, steaming laundries and milk kitchens, strict curfews and bellowed commands. It is a time of homebirths, swaddling and dangerous anaesthetics. It was this world that Linda Fairley entered as a trainee midwife aged just 19 years old.From the moment Linda delivered her first baby - racing across rain-splattered Manchester street on her trusty moped in the dead of night - Linda knew she'd found her vocation. 'The midwife's here!' they always exclaimed, joined in their joyful chorus by relieved husbands, mothers, grandmothers and whoever else had found themselves in close proximity to a woman about to give birth.Under the strict supervision of community midwife Mrs Tattershall, Linda's gruellingly long days were spent on overcrowded wards pinning Terry nappies, making up bottles and sterilizing bedpans - and above all helping women in need. Her life was a succession of emergencies, successes and tragedies: a never-ending chain of actions which made all the difference between life and death.There was Mrs Petty who gave birth in heartbreaking poverty; Mrs Drew who confided to Linda that the triplets she was carrying were not in fact her husband's; and Murial Turner, whose dangerously premature baby boy survived - against all the odds. Forty years later Linda's passion for midwifery burns as bright as ever as she is now celebrated as Britain's longest-serving midwife, still holding the lives of mothers and children in her own two hands.Rich in period detail and told with a good dose of Manchester humour, The Midwife's Here! is the extraordinary, heartwarming tale of a truly inspiring woman.

The Midwife's Choice (At Home in Trinity Book #2)

Author: Delia Parr

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441229035

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4400


Come Home to Friendship, Family, and Faith in the Town of Trinity In a time when the traditional ways of medicine are constantly being questioned by new doctors fresh from medical school, midwife Martha Cade tries to balance her life's calling with the demands of her family. Recently reunited with her estranged seventeen-year-old daughter, Martha finds herself torn between guiding her child and allowing her to be an adult. At the same time, she must decide whether she'll risk reopening the heart she'd long closed off to love. Though a small town, Trinity, Pennsylvania, is fraught with secrets, and as a midwife, Martha moves among its people. She knows which homes are filled with light and love, which families have slipped into grief, which wives are unhappy, and which husbands dare to cross lines...As Martha struggles with the conflicts of being a mother, a midwife, and a woman, she learns the greatest lessons of all--that hope can shine even in the darkest hours, and that faith has a way of making the impossible possible.

The Midwife's One-Night Fling

Author: Carol Marinelli

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488079757

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 393


Is one night with Dr. Off-Limits… The best mistake of her life? Escaping her rural Scottish hometown, midwife Freya has a new job in busy London…and a new crush on sexy consultant Richard Lewis! Charismatic yet commitment-phobic bachelor Richard comes with warning signs, but Freya knows one night would be worth the risk. And when she ends up in Richard’s bed, it feels like a red-hot dream—one Freya doesn’t want to wake up from…

Snowkissed!: The Midwife's Marriage Proposal (Lakeside Mountain Rescue, Book 3) / Blind-Date Marriage

Author: Sarah Morgan,Fiona Harper

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 147200048X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4668


Two women are hoping for their hearts’ desire... Could this be the Christmas that all their dreams come true? After seven years, Sally is finally facing her demons and coming home. The last time she saw Tom Hunter was when he broke off their relationship. Will the old chemistry pulling them back together be stronger than the new Sally?

THE MIDWIFE'S CHILD

Author: Sarah Morgan,Mio Takai

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN: 4596694354

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 5529


"I found you, Cinderella! I won't let you get away this time." At work at the hospital, Brooke sees someone she never expected to meet again... Six years ago, she spent a single passionate night with him without even telling him her name. And now, talented doctor Jed Matthews is head of his department. Brooke pretends that she's never met him before, but he sees right through her, demanding answers about what happened that night. She can't believe that he remembers her?and the feelings she hasn't gotten over well up inside her. But Brooke has a secret...her five-year-old son.

Asian Laughter

Author: Leonard Feinberg

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oriental wit and humor

Page: 576

View: 9666


A collection of short stories, essays, anecdotes, poems, and plays representing two thousand years of wit and humor in China, Japan, India, and Ceylon.

The Midwife’s Here!: The Enchanting True Story of One of Britain’s Longest Serving Midwives

Author: Linda Fairley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007446314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1214


The Sunday Times bestseller ‘Delivering my first baby is a memory that will stay with me forever. Just feeling the warmth of a newborn head in your hands, that new life, there’s honestly nothing like it... I’ve since brought more than 2,200 babies into the world, and I still tingle with excitement every time.’

The Midwife's Glass Slipper

Author: Karen Rose Smith

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426832575

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9370


Dr. Jared Madison would risk almost anything for his adorable twin girls. Problem was, what they really needed was a mother's loving touch—and the green-eyed Texan was still too wounded by the past to take a chance on romance. Until the curvaceous charms of his new nurse began to cast their spell on his heart! Emily Diaz became a lifeline to Jared during a crisis, and her warmth started to work magic on his small family. But she had secrets of her own, and no longer believed in fairy tales. Could Jared be the Prince Charming who would help Emily get over her troubled past—and find the happily-ever-after they both deserved?

A Midwife's Tale

Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307772985

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 5050


WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Drawing on the diaries of one woman in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. Between 1785 and 1812 a midwife and healer named Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her arduous work (in 27 years she attended 816 births) as well as her domestic life in Hallowell, Maine. On the basis of that diary, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich gives us an intimate and densely imagined portrait, not only of the industrious and reticent Martha Ballard but of her society. At once lively and impeccably scholarly, A Midwife's Tale is a triumph of history on a human scale.