Capturing My Sense of Pregnancy

A mother-to-be remembers the “fiery, grey-haired, political activist” midwife who caught her two younger brothers and says these memories helped shape her lifelong belief that birth is a natural, normal experience that is best done at home, in the presence of loved ones and a trusted midwife.

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About Author: Lottie Maker

Lottie Maker is an elementary school teacher living in Syracuse, New York. Two weeks after writing this article, attended by two dedicated midwives, she gave birth at home to her 9 lb 2 oz daughter, Clara Ann Maker, on October 7, 2009.

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