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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 4 December 2011
As a first year student midwife, a large proportion of the recent news items concerning midwives and maternity services are depressing and disheartening to say the least. This book has reminded me of why I am so passionate about becoming a midwife, and completely encapsuates (in my opinion) the best way to practice midwifery.
For those readers who are not midwives, this book is a fabulous account of the changing face of maternity services over the last 3 decades, showing how current practice has evolved and the pressures that midwives face today. It also demonstrates the tremendous influence that a good experience with a midwife can have on the life of a woman and her family, and thus the importance of high quality maternity care. The stories are told with warmth, and they read as if you were in the room observing for yourself.
Fantastic book, I read it cover to cover in one day and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.