Aside from being a nurse, I am also a midwife. I have some collections of medical novels and books.
My midwife friend told me that I should read this book entitled THE MIDWIFE by Gay Courter. Finally I found it in a small bookshop. A novel that I can relate with. This is not an ordinary book for me because I myself is a midwife. I have been looking for this book for a long time. This is a surging powerful and poignant novel of a courageous and dedicated woman, and of many people whose lives she touched, will move you to tears – tears of pain and sorrow – tears of pride and joy. I really like it.
It is a story of a young beautiful midwife who was driven by a passion to help other women bring their babies safely into the world. Every expectant mother she attended, from Russian noblewomen to prostitutes, revealed to her the perils and triumphs of her profession. She fought savage religious prejudice to gain medical training. She fought her own doubts and fears as she plunged into a forbidden love affair and an even more odds facing a Jewish immigrant and the bitter hostility of male doctors in turn-of-the country New York. She fought her burning dreams and desires. She fought and she won. A ‘must read’ book. It recreates a whole world of striving, of love, of lust, of life, death and birth.