Midwives in particular will love it - the true story of a young woman who fulfills a dream despite the difficulties and heartache. This story was about more than a journey of learning a vocation and those wonderful moments shared with others as you experience a brand new life enter the world. Occasionally, for some, these may prove too graphic though really interesting. That explained some of the terminology which was unfamiliar, but nonetheless, I could relate to this book on many levels. She knew the matron of the local hospital and, while talking to her one day in town, my mother asked her if there was a vacancy for me as a nurse aide at the hospital. The inclusion of all this informative detail will help readers understand why the book has gained a few awards.
My sadness over several chapters was definitely lifted as I read of the amazing life Julie Watson created for herself. After leaving school Julie takes a job as a nurse aide at the local maternity annexe. Many obstetric topics are covered in the novel, including eclampsia, undiagnosed twins, breech birth, adoption, and traumatic instrumental birth. This story, however, demonstrated the value of stories of ordinary people who have done something remarkable. You don't need to be a nurse, perhaps have missed out on being a nurse, or as yet hope to be one --, to appreciate the wonderful woman that you will read about in these pages. Brunton told her that she was being assigned to the maternity ward. Julie takes us through the major ups and downs of her many experiences beginning when as a teenager, she enterers a career in nursing.
I was there when my second nephew was born and it was so incredible, but this book is about much more than that. Call The Midwife is the early 50s and this one is a few years after Peggy Vincent's early 60s so there's something different again as it's early 70s for this one. I have no hesitation in giving this book five stars, I've enjoyed it so much. Many women will appreciate Julie's story of love and motherhood with all its challenges. Read about Julie's subsequent experience's both in nursing and as a mother.
It starts as she's helping deliver her first baby as a nurse aide. Julie's experiences may echo some of your own and put a smile to your lips. The image sets the tone of the novel, being natural, maternal, and instinctual. When did the journey begin? It is yetagain another different look at an authors view. This lack of supervision by the nursing sisters is startling.
She later got the job as a nurse aide-I wondered is this similar to an auxiliary nurse? This is such a tale of growth and maturation - from the incredible woman at the center of the story to the medical world she works within. Life could not have been happier until the tragic death of her own baby in the first hour of life led to depression, loneliness and despair. Strength and determination bloom from the hard times Ms. It left me with a profound respect for midwives and the level of care they give and commitment they have for the women in their charge. I cried tears of both joy and anguish with her as she shared her life experiences, including her heartfelt account of the dark and difficult years following the tragic loss of her second child. That time period is an end of an age of innocence, the wedding, honeymoon and setting up home together — all so reminiscent of life in the seventies.
The story begins on a humorous note, with Julie also having a dream to become a circus performer. I liked the small and friendly town situation in New Zealand with only two Doctors in the area and where everyone seems to know everyone. That first assignment led to her lifelong dedication to helping women as a midwife. I read this book in one day as I couldn't put it down. Julie met Barry while she was still at school and they got married in 1971 when Julie was seventeen. You will love this memoir. Can you imagine bearing witness as Julie has, to helping to bring mothers through the greatest experience of their life when giving birth.
It begins in the early 1970s in a small town in New Zealand. At 20, Julie shares the tragic moment she loses her second baby, Shelley, during childbirth. This true story tells of Julie's struggle to triumph over adversity and follows her journey to fulfil her dream and become the midwife she was born to be. The tragic and unexpected death of her second baby in her first hour of life led to depression, loneliness and despair. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. Ebook Download Born for Life: A Midwife's StoryYou can download it free in the form of an ebook, pdf, kindle ebook and ms word here. This is such a tale of growth and maturation - from the incredible woman at the center of the story to the medical world she works within.
Life could not have been happier until the tragic death of her own baby in the first hour of life, led to depression, loneliness and despair. Life could not have been happier until the tragic death of her own baby in the first hour of life led to depression, loneliness and despair. A gentle read, beautifully observed and written is sharply highlighted by several tragedies that would have stopped many of us. After leaving school, she worked at the local maternity annexe as a nurse aide, which gave her a love for caring for mothers and babies. I really enjoyed the part where she was telling of some of her most memorable cases. This book shows a fascinating insight into the changing times of midwifery within New Zealand.
It's about love, sorrow, forgiveness, endurance and perseverance to follow one's dream. Fortunately, Dad spotted us before my head completely disappeared. The young Julie, wide eyed and full of enthusiasm, takes this all in her stride. Julie felt the connection and knew she was finally doing what she had been meant to do all along… Born for Life by New Zealand author Julie Watson is a heart-warming, emotional and tender memoir which is beautifully written. The E-mail message field is required. A memoir well worth reading.