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 magazineAn Oral History from Handywoman to to Professional Midwife Billie Hunter, Nicky Leap ... At the time of writing the first edition of The Midwifea#39;s Tale, traditional textbook history rarely dealt with the everyday, commonplace ... This period isespecially important since many changes in midwifery practice and legislation were occurring that were significant in the ... We prepared a checklist of topics to cover, but as our confidence in interviewing developed, we referred to it less and less.
|Title||:||The Midwife's Tale|
|Author||:||Billie Hunter, Nicky Leap|
|Publisher||:||Pen and Sword - 2013-10-17|