Letters to the Midwife

Correspondence with Jennifer Worth, the Author of Call the Midwife

Author: Jennifer Worth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297869094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Letters to the Midwife is a wonderful collection of correspondence received by Jennifer Worth, offering a fascinating glimpse into a long-lost world. Along with readers' responses and personal histories, it is filled with all sorts of heart-warming gems. There are stories from other midwives, lorry drivers, even a seamstress, all with tales to tell. Containing previously unpublished material describing her time spent in Paris and some journal entries, this is also a portrait of Jennifer herself, complete with a moving introduction by her family about the woman they knew and loved.
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Die Hebamme von Venedig

Historischer Roman

Author: Roberta Rich

Publisher: Piper Schicksalsvoll

ISBN: 3492983022

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Mitten in der Nacht steht ein venezianischer Adliger aufgewühlt vor der Tür der jüdischen Hebamme Hannah: Seit Tagen liegt die Frau des Conte schon in den Wehen, und nun fürchtet er um das Leben von Mutter und Kind, sollte Hannah ihnen nicht helfen. Doch der jungen Hebamme ist die medizinische Behandlung von Christen untersagt. Hin- und hergerissen zwischen Mitgefühl und Angst, erkennt Hannah in der Bitte des Conte auch eine Chance und stellt mutig eine Bedingung: Wenn es ihr gelingt, das Kind des Conte di Padovani zu retten, verlangt sie jene Geldsumme, die sie braucht, um ihren auf Malta als Sklaven gefangen gehaltenen Mann Isaak freizukaufen. Der Conte willigt ein. Doch mit der Geburt des Kindes gerät Hannah in immer größere Gefahr. Die um ihr Erbe fürchtenden Brüder des Conte di Padovani trachten ihr und dem Baby nach dem Leben, Venedig wird von der Pest bedroht, und es bleibt kaum noch Zeit bis zum Ablegen des Schiffes, das sie zu Isaak bringen soll ...
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The Midwife's Tale

An Oral History from Handywoman to to Professional Midwife

Author: Billie Hunter,Nicky Leap

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473829984

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 9097

What was it like to be a midwife before the foundation of the NHS? What stories do women tell about their births before hospital births became routine???The Midwife's Tale is a fascinating oral history of the lives of mothers and midwives in the first half of the twentieth century. Based on interviews conducted by Billie Hunter and Nicky Leap, this book tells the stories of these women, in their own words.??Widely acclaimed on its first publication in 1993, this new twentieth anniversary edition opens up these intriguing, poignant and sometimes humorous accounts for a new readership.??As seen in Discover your History magazine
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Wildauge

Roman

Author: Katja Kettu

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462308572

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Eine unmögliche Liebe in einer unmöglichen Zeit. Katja Kettus großer Roman – archaisch, sinnlich, erdig, rau. Lappland im Sommer 1944. Als Johannes Angelhurst ihr zum ersten Mal begegnet, ist sie gerade dabei, der Tochter des Schnapshändlers bei einer schweren Geburt zu helfen. Ihr Blick ist so frei und ungestüm – fast wie der eines wilden Tieres. Sie ist die Hebamme von Petsamo. Die meisten Dorfbewohner finden sie seltsam und begegnen ihr mit zwiespältigen Gefühlen, weil sie zu viel über das Geheimnis von Leben und Tod weiß. Johannes ist deutscher Offizier, er soll als Fotograf die finnischen Verbündeten porträtieren. »Wildauge« – so der Spitzname der Hebamme – fühlt sich sofort zu dem schweigsamen Mann in seiner schwarzen Uniform hingezogen. Sie ist sich sicher: Er ist ihr Mann. Überallhin würde sie ihm folgen, so stark sind Bestimmung und Begehren. Und so lässt sie sich, als er in ein Kriegsgefangenenlager abkommandiert wird, dort als Krankenschwester einschleusen. Zwischen beiden entbrennt eine bedingungslose, wilde Leidenschaft. Doch im Lager passieren grauenvolle Dinge. Keiner darf in die Nähe des Kuhstalls, in den die weiblichen Gefangenen gebracht werden. Und Johannes, der den Auftrag bekommen hat, ein riesiges Bassin auszuheben, schüttet immer größere Mengen einer Droge in sich hinein, die ihn stumpf und brutal macht. Katja Kettu nimmt nicht nur ihre Figuren, sondern auch ihre Leser in die Mangel. Ein kantiges, eigensinniges Buch mit einem überbordenden Reichtum an urwüchsigen Bildern und Wendungen.
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Home Births: The Report of the 1994 Confidential Enquiry by the National Birthday Trust Fund

Author: G. Chamberlain,A. Wraight

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781850709343

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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This is the report of the 1994 confidential enquiry by the National Birthday Trust Fund (U.K.), also known as the 1994 Home Births Study, conducted by Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain, Midwife Ann Wraight, and Doctor Patricia Crowley. It is an informative and comprehensive study of births intended to take place at home, shows that planned birth at home is a safe option, that the women who are being selected for home births are appropriate, and that midwives manage home births well and competently. The book contains twelve chapters, a glossary, and appendices of the questionnaires used in the study. Though published primarily for a U.K. readership, its data is of interest to medical researchers and policy-makers everywhere.
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Midwifery Essentials: Antenatal E-Book

Author: Helen Baston,Jenny Hall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042536

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Antenatal is the second title in the Midwifery Essentials series and looks at the provision of safe and effective antenatal care, exploring the role of the midwife in the context of professional and national guidance. This book prepares the reader to provide safe, evidence-based, woman-centred maternity care. Models of care and the range of professionals involved The booking history and involving the woman in decisions Optimising and monitoring maternal health throughout pregnancy Blood tests and antenatal screening for fetal abnormality Monitoring the growing fetus Facilitating women to prepare for birth. Models of care and the range of professionals involved The booking history and involving the woman in decisions Optimising and monitoring maternal health throughout pregnancy Blood tests and antenatal screening for fetal abnormality Monitoring the growing fetus Facilitating women to prepare for birth. Midwifery Essentials consists of a series of four pocketbooks, based on the popular and successful ‘Midwifery Basics’ articles published in ‘The Practising Midwife’ journal. They have been written in response to many requests from students, midwives and supervisors to combine these articles into a handy text. The books remain true to the style of the articles and have been updated and expanded to create a user-friendly source of information on different aspects of midwifery care. They will stimulate debate and require the reader both to reflect on their current practice, local policies and procedures and to challenge care that is not woman centred. There are many dimensions to the provision of woman-centred care that practitioners need to consider and understand so the series is based on the principles of holistic care, using a ‘jigsaw’ model as a framework. Each aspect of the jigsaw should be considered during the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of woman-centred maternity care, for example: how does a midwife obtain consent from a woman for a procedure, maintain a safe environment during the delivery of care and make the most of the opportunity to promote health? what are the professional and legal issues in relation to the procedure and is this practice based on the best available evidence? which members of the multi-professional team contribute to this aspect of care and how is it influenced by the way in which care is organised? Series features: Provides information essential for best practice at all stages of pregnancy and birth ‘Jigsaw’ model promotes holistic care Scenarios help readers understand the context of maternity care Activities encourage further exploration and debate.
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Call the Midwife

Im Schatten der Armenhäuser. Eine wahre Geschichte aus dem Londoner East End

Author: Jennifer Worth

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841904823

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

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Das Londoner East End, Ende der fünfziger Jahre: Als junge Hebamme leistet Jennifer Worth zusammen mit ihren Kolleginnen Geburtshilfe im Armenviertel der Stadt. Stets konfrontiert mit der prekären Lage der Menschen, die täglich spüren das Schlusslicht der Gesellschaft zu sein: Armut, Schmutz, Krankheiten und Verfall prägen das Bild. Inmitten dieses Elends kümmern sich die Hebammen und Schwestern hingebungsvoll um die Menschen und werden mit Wärme und Dankbarkeit belohnt. Schonungslos, ergreifend und zutiefst herzerwärmend berichtet Jennifer Worth von ihrem Lebenund lässt eine fast vergessene Zeit wieder lebendig werden.
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Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Zita West

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443103712

Category: Medical

Page: 267

View: 2015

ACUPUNCTURE IN PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH is a concise highly illustrated and practical guide to using acupuncture to treat women throughout their pregnancy and labour. Drawing on an unparalleled wealth of experience as a midwife and an acupuncturist, the author has produced a book accessible to both acupuncture students and practitioners covering physiology related to pregnancy and childbirth, illuminating links between Western knowledge and acupuncture approaches and suggesting points and point combinations for particular stages and actions during pregnancy and labour. Highly illustrated with summary boxes and guidelines Covers nutritional aspects of pregnancy Gives practical advice and instruction on the use of acupuncture through the four trimesters of pregnancy and labour Uses case examples to further illustrate the text Covers recent advances in relation to the effects of aspirin and heparin to the immune system and pregnancy Includes IVF pregnancies Glossary and appendix of useful addresses Fully updated and revised throughout to include recent research Nutrition and its effect on the foetus (new and developing area of research)
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The Student's Guide to Becoming a Midwife

Author: Ian Peate,Cathy Hamilton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118410947

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives. Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules and Standards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health, this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-know information for student midwives, including: Effective communication and documentation Confidentiality Interdisciplinary working The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care Assessment and examination of the new-born baby Medicines Public health Clinical decision-making Evidence-based practice With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and a range of activities and self-test questions throughout – making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the ideal companion for students throughout their course.
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The Midwife

Author: C.S. Midwife

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877150138

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Rosina, the Midwife

Author: Jessica Kluthe

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1927366127

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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Between 1870 and 1970, 26 million Italians left their homeland and travelled to places like Canada, Australia and the United States, in search of work. Many of them never returned to Italy. Against this historic backdrop comes the story of Rosina, a Calabrian matriarch, who worked as a midwife in an area where only one doctor served three villages. She was also the only member of the Russo family to remain in Italy after the mass migration of the 1950s. Written by Rosina’s great-great- granddaughter, Rosina, the Midwife is a charming memoir that is at once a Canadian story and an Italian one. Through Kluthe’s meticulous research and great insight, we see her great-grandfather Generoso labouring through the harsh Edmonton winter in order to buy passage to Canada for his wife and children; we glimpse her grandmother Rose huddled in a third-class cabin, sick from the motion of the boat; and we watch, teary-eyed, as her great-great-grandmother Rosina is forced to say goodbye, one by one, to the people she loves.
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Joints and Connective Tissues

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series

Author: Kerryn Phelps,Craig Hassed

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729582175

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

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Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.
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The Midwife's Tale

A Mystery

Author: Sam Thomas

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250010772

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In the tradition of Arianna Franklin and C. J. Sansom comes Samuel Thomas's remarkable debut, The Midwife's Tale It is 1644, and Parliament's armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Even as the city suffers at the rebels' hands, midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion. One of Bridget's friends, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to be burnt alive. Convinced that her friend is innocent, Bridget sets out to find the real killer. Bridget joins forces with Martha Hawkins, a servant who's far more skilled with a knife than any respectable woman ought to be. To save Esther from the stake, they must dodge rebel artillery, confront a murderous figure from Martha's past, and capture a brutal killer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. The investigation takes Bridget and Martha from the homes of the city's most powerful families to the alleyways of its poorest neighborhoods. As they delve into the life of Esther's murdered husband, they discover that his ostentatious Puritanism hid a deeply sinister secret life, and that far too often tyranny and treason go hand in hand.
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The Midwife Factor

A Lynn Davis Mystery

Author: GiGi Gossett

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 149174393X

Category: Fiction

Page: 454

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Only a kindly midwife knows that Nicola Moldovan, a fifteen-year-old Romanian teenager living in Cincinnati, gave birth to identical twin girls nineteen years ago. The twins, separated at birth, have grown up on different continents, unwittingly sharing thoughts, feelings, and dreams with each other without any idea they are sisters. But just as the now elderly midwife, Flossie Walker, decides to pen a tell-all letter to the families involved, a sinister plot unfolds in a Budapest prison. Morgan Wellington, the adopted daughter of a Nobel Prize winning physician and his wife, has always secretly yearned to know her true biological identity—even more so after her Hungarian roommate tells her about a look-alike in Budapest and invites her to visit the country to see for herself. Meanwhile, Morgan’s parents, curious as to why their daughter has spontaneously traveled to Budapest, hire private investigator Lynn Davis to discover the truth. While Lynn tries to make sense of several perplexing scenarios, a habitual criminal puts the final touches on an evil plan that will change everything. In this international mystery, past secrets are revealed as two girls separated at birth attempt to find their way back to each other, with the help of a private investigator and the midwife who brought them into the world.
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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.
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The Midwife's Sister

The Story of Call The Midwife's Jennifer Worth by her sister Christine

Author: Christine Lee

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447282639

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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'Our childhood came to an end when our parents parted and from then on Jennifer was placed in the impossible position of having to be a parent to me, her sister. I shall always be grateful for her protection . . .' Millions have fallen in love with Jennifer Worth and her experiences in the East End as chronicled in Call the Midwife but little is known about her life outside this period. Now, in this moving and evocative memoir, Jennifer's sister, Christine, takes us from their early idyllic years to the cruelty and neglect they suffered after their parents divorced, from Jennifer being forced to leave home at fourteen to their training as nurses. After leaving nursing Jennifer took up a career in music, her first love, and Christine became a sculptor, but through marriages and children, joy and heartbreak, their lives remained intertwined. Absorbing and emotional, The Midwife's Sister by Christine Lee is testimony to an enduring bond between two extraordinary women.
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The Monthly Review

Author: George Edward Griffiths

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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The Midwife

Author: Jolina Petersheim

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 1414396007

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Since the day Rhoda Mummau was baptized into the Old Order Mennonite Church and became the head midwife of Hopen Haus, she’s been torn between the needs of the unwed mothers under her care and her desire to conceal the secrets of her past. Contact with the outside world could provide medical advantages, but remaining secluded in the community gives her the anonymity she craves. Graduate student Beth Winslow is on a path she never would have chosen. Heartbroken after surrendering a baby to adoption, she devotes herself to her studies until she becomes pregnant again, this time as a surrogate. But when early tests indicate possible abnormalities, Beth is unprepared for the parents’ decision to end the pregnancy—and for the fierce love she feels for this unborn child. Desperate, she flees the city and seeks refuge at Hopen House. Past and present collide when a young woman named Amelia arrives to the sweeping countryside bearing secrets of her own. As Amelia’s due date draws near, Rhoda must face her past and those she thought she had left behind in order for the healing power of love and forgiveness to set them all free.
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The King's Midwife

A History and Mystery of Madame Du Coudray

Author: Nina Rattner Gelbart

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520221575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 347

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"Nina Gelbart has achieved something very rare: a penetrating original work of social history that reads like a novel. With marvelous mastery of France's archival records, Gelbart brings to life the eighteenth century's most famous midwife, Madame de Coudray. The vivid details of early modern childbirth are presented in a moving and unforgettable style. And better yet, Gelbart carefully and imaginatively weaves together the story of Coudray within the often colorful aristocratic society that governed France on the eve of its greatest revolution. History just doesn't get much better than this."—Gary Kates, author of Monsieur D'Eon Is a Woman
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Letters To My Husband

Author: Stephanie Butland

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473525047

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel' Katie Fforde 'Heartbreaking, insightful, gripping and beautifully crafted' Jane Wenham Jones Dear Mike, I can’t believe that it’s true. You wouldn’t do this to me. You promised. Elizabeth knows that her husband is kind and good and that he loves her unconditionally. She knows she hasn’t been herself lately but that, even so, they are happy. But Elizabeth’s world is turned upside down when Mike dies in a tragic drowning accident. Suddenly everything Elizabeth knows about her husband is thrown into doubt. Why would he sacrifice his own life, knowing he’d never see his wife again? And what exactly was he doing at the lake that night? Elizabeth knows that writing to Mike won’t bring him back, but she needs to talk to him now more than ever . . . How much can you ever know about the people you love? Originally published in hardback as Surrounded by Water
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