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Birth House: A Novel

Ami McKay

$24.95

When Ami McKay and her family moved to Scots Bay, Nova Scotia, she discovered that their house was once ‘the birth house’. She was inspired to write a novel about the care provided by knowledgeable women for other women in their community, until doctors began to push for control of childbirth. McKay captures the life of the community midwife and the birthing traditions and wisdom that they carried.

Birth House has attracted lots of interest since its release, it makes a great ‘book club’ book and will promote discussion of alternative ways of birthing and the traditional wisdom of these lay midwives.

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When Ami McKay and her family moved to Scots Bay, Nova Scotia, she discovered that their house was once ‘the birth house’. She was inspired to write a novel about the care provided by knowledgeable women for other women in their community, until doctors began to push for control of childbirth. McKay captures the life of the community midwife and the birthing traditions and wisdom that they carried.

Birth House has attracted lots of interest since its release, it makes a great ‘book club’ book and will promote discussion of alternative ways of birthing and the traditional wisdom of these lay midwives.

USA 2006.

 

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