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Enjoy a FREE SAMPLE of the new book A Midwife in Amish Country by Kim Woodard OsterholzerKim Osterholzer, a midwife who s caught over 500 babies since 1993, ushers readers behind the doors of Amish homes as she recounts her lively, entertaining, and life changing adventures learning the heart and art and craft of midwifery In A Midwife in Amish Country, Kim chronicles the escapades of her nine year apprenticeship grappling with the nuance and idiosyncrasies of homebirth as she tagged along after the woman who helped her birth her own babies at home With drama and insight, she recounts the beauty and painstaking effort of those early years spent catching babies next to crackling woodstoves, by oil lamp and lantern light, and in farmhouses powered by windmills for running water and sporting outhouses for the unmentionables She found herself catching babies born into leaky wading pools and through howling snow storms huge babies, tiny babies, breech babies, and twin babies Some births kept her from home for days on end, others she missed by heart pounding seconds, yet every birth enthralled her, whether halting hemorrhages, sharing breath with tiny lungs, or bouncing through wild rides in ambulances Too many times to count, Kim stumbled home feeling overwhelmed and inadequate, yet as she strained against her misgivings, self doubts, and seemingly insurmountable challenges, those intimate, sacred moments transformed her as time after time she rocked back upon her heels to soak in the spellbinding magic of hearty cries filling the airthe cries of brand new lives with newly expanding lungs, of hardy men with overflowing hearts, of life bearing women with the reward of their labors filling their armsa harmony of cries that mingled with Kim s own and that, together, rose heavenward from rumpled beds speckled and splattered with the sweat, tears, and blood of those births The very beds of those conceptions became sacred spaces awash with love and joy and gratitude She persevered, and her experiences became profoundly empowering as she unearthed the foundation and cornerstone of true midwiferyhow to use her heart as well as her hands to serve, and to serve in the simplest of womanly ways stroking, smoothing, wiping, tidying, nourishing, comforting, hearing, encouraging, validating, and witnessing Slowly, steadily, Kim learned to play her part as midwife to the Amishher part in a symphony of inimitable womena single, piping strain among the melodies of those skilled, focused, strong, and harmoniouswomen unflagging in their passion to welcome new lives earth side effectively and gently And at last, tried and tested, Kim took her rightful place among them....

Title : A Midwife in Amish Country SAMPLE
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Format Type : Printlength
Language : English
Publisher : Regnery Faith April 10, 2018
Number of Pages : 21 pages
File Size : 856 KB
Status : Available For Download
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  • Kindle Customer76
    2019-03-24 12:41

    Great read !!!!!! Looking forward to the whole book coming out April 31st . Can't wait to get it. ❤