Midwife – A Journey: Memoirs of an Urban Midwife
Urban Midwife series, Volume 2
From the author of BABY CATCHER.
MIDWIFE: A JOURNEY, the second book in Peggy Vincent’s Memoirs of an Urban Midwife trilogy, focuses exclusively on the unique freedoms of home births.
Set in Berkeley and Oakland in the ethnically diverse San Francisco Bay Area of California, the book is filled with unique characters and local color, balanced by midwifery knowledge and experience.
Narrated by a midwife determined to “tell it like it is,” and written with humor, tolerance, and occasional bemusement, MIDWIFE: A JOURNEY informs and entertains readers through the art of compelling storytelling.
Books by Peggy Vincent
Midwifery, home birth, Berkeley, California
Who is Peggy Vincent?
In 1980, after fifteen years as a delivery room nurse, ten years as a childbirth educator, and three years as the director of the first alternative birth center in Berkeley, CA, PEGGY VINCENT became a Certified Nurse Midwife. Initially attending only home births, three years later Peggy became the first independent nurse midwife in the area to be granted hospital privileges.
Her memoir, Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife, was published in 2002 by Scribner and has been optioned for a potential TV mini-series. Now retired and living in Oakland, CA, with Roger, her husband of more than fifty years, she still enjoys putting in a cameo appearance at special home births now and then.
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