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The Birth House

By Ami McKay

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| Paperback | 9780676977738

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The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of Rares. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing. Dora Continue

The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of Rares. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing. Dora becomes Miss B.’s apprentice, and together they help the women of Scots Bay through infertility, difficult labours, breech births, unwanted pregnancies and even unfulfilling sex lives. Filled with details as compelling as they are surprising, The Birth House is an unforgettable tale of the struggles women have faced to have control of their own bodies and to keep the best parts of tradition alive in the world of modern medicine.


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    Calling all fans of 'Call the Midwife’, you’re going to want to know about this book!

    Ami McKay takes us to the wilds of Nova Scotia, Canada, where the mysterious and elderly midwife, Miss Babineau, takes young Dora Rare in and teaches her the secretive early practices of childbirth. Dora learns to help women through difficult births, ...(continue)

    Ami McKay takes us to the wilds of Nova Scotia, Canada, where the mysterious and elderly midwife, Miss Babineau, takes young Dora Rare in and teaches her the secretive early practices of childbirth. Dora learns to help women through difficult births, unwanted pregnancies and unfulfilling marriages.Full of old wives tales, the strength of friendship ridiculously entertaining ‘new medicine’ and the struggles of moving into the new world; ‘The Birth House’ is the type of book that will blow you away...

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Book Details

  • Rating:
    (5)
  • English Books
  • Paperback 408 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0676977731
  • ISBN-13: 9780676977738
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • Publish date: 2007-03-06
  • Dimensions: 187 mm x 890 mm x 1,309 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Softcover , Others , eBook
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