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Baby Catcher - by Peggy Vincent (Paperback)

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  • An inspiring collection of birth stories by a charming midwife.Each time she knelt to "catch" another wriggling baby--nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career--California midwife Peggy Vincent paid homage to the moment when pain bows to joy and the world makes way for one more.
  • About the Author: Peggy Vincent became a licensed midwife specializing in home births in 1980, after fifteen years as a delivery room nurse, ten years as a natural childbirth teacher, and three years as the director of the first alternative birth center in the East Bay.
  • 336 Pages
  • Family + Relationships, Parenting

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About the Book



In this engaging account of her career as a midwife, Vincent describes the hilarious, sometimes frightening, events surrounding the appearance of a new human being. More than a collection of unforgettable stories, "Baby Catcher" is a clarion call for a less technological, more personalized approach to childbirth in this country.



Book Synopsis



An inspiring collection of birth stories by a charming midwife.Each time she knelt to "catch" another wriggling baby--nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career--California midwife Peggy Vincent paid homage to the moment when pain bows to joy and the world makes way for one more. With every birth, she encounters another woman-turned-goddess: Catherine rides out her labor in a car careening down a mountain road. Sofia spends hers trying to keep her hyper doctor-father from burning down the house. Susannah gives birth so quietly that neither husband nor midwife notice until there's a baby in the room. More than a collection of birth stories, however, Baby Catcher is a provocative account of the difficulties that midwives face in the United States. With vivid portraits of courage, perseverance, and love, this is an impassioned call to rethink technological hospital births in favor of more individualized and profound experiences in which mothers and fathers take center stage in the timeless drama of birth.



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Anne Lamott author of Operating Instructions Baby Catcher is a celebration of life, a book of beautiful and passionate stories of birth -- and the mothers, fathers, families, and friends who assisted -- told by a midwife devoted to more tender and natural childbirth. This is an inspiring, important book.



About the Author



Peggy Vincent became a licensed midwife specializing in home births in 1980, after fifteen years as a delivery room nurse, ten years as a natural childbirth teacher, and three years as the director of the first alternative birth center in the East Bay. Five years later, she became the first completely independent nurse midwife to be granted hospital privileges in the Berkeley area. Vincent lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and teenage son. Her Web site is www.babycatcher.net
Dimensions (Overall): 8.48 Inches (H) x 5.54 Inches (W) x .82 Inches (D)
Weight: .68 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Parenting
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Peggy Vincent
Language: English
Street Date: April 15, 2003
TCIN: 11338907
UPC: 9780743219341
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6982
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.82 inches length x 5.54 inches width x 8.48 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.68 pounds
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