We are delighted to announce that Peggy Vincent’s new book MIDWIFE: A Calling, the first book in the Memoirs of an Urban Midwife series, will be published by Ant Press very soon. The book describes more than 70 births that Peggy attended, each unique and fascinating.
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.