Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir




      Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir
Single mom, jazz singer, salsa dancer, traveler, and midwife to than 700 babies, Cara Muhlhahn holds nothing back in her life or in this memoir As a teenager, Cara s family home burnt to the ground That tragedy led her on a journey that would span a variety of countries and cultures While she was in Morocco, a woman suffered from a fatal injury Grieving the unnecessary death, Cara resolved that, next time, she would know what to do to save a life.In this fascinating and searingly honest memoir, Cara reveals what eventually led her to support women in one of the most significant experiences of their lives Balancing science with intuition, parenthood with her work, and sacrifice with joy, Cara shows us what it means to be alive and to live a life of purpose.Just as readers are fascinated by Carly Fiorina s or Elizabeth Gilbert s journeys, they will find great inspiration in Cara s journey to live her calling Whether you read about her in Vogue or the New York Times saw her in the documentary The Business of Being Born, by filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein or are learning about her for the first time here, you are sure to be inspired by her remarkable story. Best Download Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir author Cara Muhlhahn For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir
  • Cara Muhlhahn
  • English
  • 12 January 2019
  • 1427798214

10 thoughts on “ Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir

  1. Alise says:

    I ll admit up front that my gold standard midwife memoir will always be Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent That book is one of my all time favorites And this one fell well short of that, IMO Cara was a part of the film The Business of Being Born and I really enjoyed that movie and her role therein And her book has moments of interest But honestly, it feltlike an average writer s blog compiled into a book I have absolutely no doubt that she has an amazing practice as a homebirth I ll admit up front that my gold standard midwife memoir will always be Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent That book is one of my all time favorites And this one fell well short of that, IMO Cara was a part of the film The Business of Being Born and I really enjoyed that movie and her role therein And her book has moments o...

  2. Talitha says:

    I was looking forward to reading this book after being introduced to Cara Muhlhahn in the documentary, The Business of Being Born Cara s personality comes across as quite dynamic in the documentary and I figured her book would be as interesting as the person Unfortunately, this is not the case The writing manages to be both pedestrian and vain Cara clearly thinks very highly of herself but doesn t give the reader any reason to do likewise Much of the book is related through dry, I was looking forward to reading this book after being introduced to Cara Muhlhahn in the documentary, The Business of Being Born Cara s personality comes across as quite dynamic ...

  3. Linda Griffin says:

    A good memoir by an intelligent advocate for midwifery, but I would have likedbirth stories.

  4. Erika Nerdypants says:

    I m giving this 2 stars, because for me it was just okay I was expectingbirth stories, but instead there was a lot of personal details on Cara Muhlhahn She does describe the politically hostile climate that midwifery finds itself in still in the medical community,...

  5. Bonnie says:

    Most will recall Cara Muhlhahn from her portrayal in the documentary The Business of Being Born I loved her in it and was excited to read her memoir She seems to be very down to earth yet intense and type A, service to others oriented, energetic with a big heart She is all those things in the movie, but in the book she gives a very open look into her past, her life, and her tender soul It s not a book about how to have your best birth or care for ...

  6. Katie says:

    This book came to me somewhat fortuitously, as I got it when I was an intern for Ms years ago, and didn t connect it with the scratchy voiced, frazzled, and irresistible midwife from The Business of Being Born until just last year The writing is underwhelming, but I don t judge Muhlhahn too harshly she delivers babies for a living, and she does that really, really well So an awkward turn of phrase and disorganized order to the book were maybe to be expected Muhlhahn does tell story after This book came to me somewhat fortuitously, as I got it when I was an intern for Ms years ago, and didn t connect it with the scratchy voiced, frazzled, and irresistible midwife from The Business of Being Born until just last year The writing is underwhelming, but I don t judge Muhlhahn too harshly she delivers babies for a living, and she does that really, really well So an awkward turn of phrase and disorganized order to the book were maybe to be expected Muhlhahn does tell story after story about her own innate and infallible inner voice, though, which told her once while being mugged that the gun pointed at her was a prop it was, after all , and tells her how to proceed in the trickier home births she encounters Perhaps stories like that are useful to nervous mothers, who want to see every step taken by their midwife, even in the situations where decision making needs to be done so quickly that the origin of the deci...

  7. Megan Palasik says:

    I got this book for free on my Kindle I have always had an interest in midwifery, but when I read negative reviews for this book I was hesitant to try it.I enjoyed this book Yes, Muhlhahn comes off a bit full of herself and likes to talk about how wonderful she is as a midwife However, if you can look past ignore her self glorification, I think it s a really interesting book I had never read anything about midwifery before, but since I do not have children of my own yet I think using a I got this book for free on my Kindle I have a...

  8. Julie says:

    I don t remember where I first heard about this book Cara Muhlhahn was the midwife featured in the documentary The Business of Being Born She s a nurse midwife who specializes in home births Disclaimer No, I m not pregnant Thanks for asking I don t usually read biographies, but this one was compelling Muhlhahn discusses her early life and how it developed into a midwifery career She talks about the joys and triumphs, but she doesn t shy away from the failures, either In one I don t remember where I first heard about this book Cara Muhlhahn was the midwife featured in the documentary The Business of Being Born She s a nurse midwife who specializes in home births Disclaimer No, I m not pregnant Thanks for asking I don t usually read biographies, but this one was comp...

  9. A. says:

    I read this partly because I d been interested in having a homebirth, but all the midwives in my town were booked solid so I ended up at the hospital instead, which was, for the most part, a positive experience.This was not the best written memoir I have ever read it was interesting but she makes a lot of blanket statements...

  10. Meg Marie says:

    While I am not the homebirth type myself, I admire women who undertake that route, and appreciate people like Cara Muhlhahn, who help them in their journey.That said, this book was a fast read, but not a terribly enjoyable one The tone bothered me, though it was not as preachy as I expected Mulhahn does not expect or want every woman in the US to start giving birth at home, unless it s something they truly believe in, she just wishes medicine itself took a less clinical approach to the act of While I...

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