Ma Doula is a book of stories about births, from Amish home births by lamplight to big-city births in high-tech hospitals. These stories are about families, medical personnel, midwives and doulas and, of course, moms, dads, and babies (who already have their own opinions). The different cultural and religious traditions that sometimes clash with medical training, mean every birth is its own story. Helping moms to give birth among generational and multi-cultural opinions, while respecting religious traditions, and the complications that can occur in any birth, the stories in Ma Doula give several new meanings to the miracle of birth.She stood at an assembly line with hundreds of other immigrant men and women from 3:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. every morning, as her swollen ankles told me. We had met ... I unpacked the crib and found the assembly instructions. They wereanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||North Star Press of St. Cloud - 2015-06-15|