Aussie Midwives.

McArthur, Fiona.

Picture of Aussie Midwives.
They work in some of the most remote parts of the country, and see all sorts and conditions of pregnant women. There’s Annie who works on the tiny island of Saibai where mothers arrive by dinghy; Kate, who sees women with high-risk pregnancies; Priscilla and Jillian who work with the Flying Doctor service; and Louise, who is consulted in the supermarket. Nineteen of these amazing women share their stories. Lovely.

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Description

Being present as the midwife at a baby's birth is one of life's glorious adventures.' Nineteen Australian midwives share their incredible stories with passionate midwife and bestselling author Fiona McArthur. Midwives play a vital role in supporting women through some of the most challenging and rewarding moments of their lives. These remarkable professionals watch over births across Australia from the remote outback to busy urban hospitals. Meet Annie, working on the tiny island of Saibai where mothers arrive by dinghy; Kate, a clinical midwifery consultant, who sees women with high-risk pregnancies; Priscilla and Jillian who fly thousands of miles to get mothers and babies to hospital safely with the Royal Flying Doctor Service; and Louise, who gives impromptu consultations in the aisles of the local supermarket. Funny one minute and heartbreaking the next, Aussie Midwives explores the joys, emotion and drama of childbirth and the lasting effect it has on the people who work in this extraordinary profession.

Book Details

Author McArthur, Fiona.
Format PB
Publisher Penguin Books Australia
Imprint Penguin Books Australia
Number of Pages 256
Publish Date 18/09/2017
Catalogue CIV01
Catalogue book number 50