Maria Anderson trained as an NHS nurse and went on to become a midwife, a job she has adored for over twenty years. After fainting whilst attending her first three births, Maria went from nervous trainee to assured midwife and in her brilliant memoir she recounts the highs and lows of life inside the maternity unit. From frantic fathers and breaking her hand during a traumatic home birth, to witnessing the delivery of quads and the ultimate devastation of assisting the delivery of a stillborn baby, Maria has had an extraordinary career. Tales of a Midwife is a funny, poignant and heart-warming account of a devoted midwife.
Eye opening, magical and relatable!
Worth a read! I wanted to know more about the midwifery carer and I feel so much more educated and just mind blown after reading! Great.. Fantastic!
This book is insightful and shows what life is like working as a midwife in the NHS. However, I have to agree with a previous review...The author seems rather judgmental and narrow minded in regards with certain subjects, such as post natal depression. Unfortunately, this is the case for one too many midwives. Lack of care and compassion from professionals can really negatively impact a woman’s experience with birth and motherhood.
Tales of a midwife
Brilliant book really gives you an insight to the role of a midwife and how demanding it is....enjoyed this from start to finish :)