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Sunday, June 26, 2011

New giveaway! Now I'm giving away The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould!

To enter the contest for a chance to win this book simply post a comment answering the following question... Do you know anyone who has given birth using a midwife? Please leave me a way to contact you if your name is selected. I will draw a winner's name next Sunday using the Randominzer program. Best wishes to you all.

The Amish Midwife (The Women of Lancaster County)

About the book:

A dusty carved box containing two locks of hair and a century-old letter regarding property in Switzerland, and a burning desire to learn about her biological family lead nurse-midwife Lexie Jaeger from her home in Oregon to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. There she meets Marta Bayer, a mysterious lay-midwife who desperately needs help after an Amish client and her baby die.

Lexie steps in to assume Marta’s patient load even as she continues the search for her birth family, and from her patients she learns the true meaning of the Pennsylvania Dutch worddemut, which means “to let be” as she changes from a woman who wants to control everything to a woman who depends on God.

A compelling story about a search for identity and the ability to trust that God securely holds our whole life—past, present, and future.

My thoughts:

I don't have this book but I have enjoyed books I've read by Mindy Starns Clark in the past.

25 comments:

Julie J. said...

I have known several women to use a midwife. I also know several midwives! Guess that comes with the nursing territory.

I've had this one on my wish list for quite some time!

faithfulgirl4[at]gmail[dot]com

Sarah Allen said...

Interesting topic :) I don't know anyone as of now, but I have a friend who is pregnant and planning on using a midwife.

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

splashesofjoy said...

I don't know anyone who has used a midwife, but I remember my grandma talking about those who did. I've always enjoyed books that have people who use midwives.
Blessings.....Joy
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Margaret said...

I have several friends who have gone to have midwives assist them in their birthing. Very excited with this book. It is on my wish list.

margaretctran@hotmail.com

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LuAnn said...

Yes, years ago. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out well and the baby died. However, they did say it probably would have been the same outcome if they had been in a hospital. Hmm. I still wonder, though, as the equipment needed would have been closer.

LuAnn said...

Whoops, forgot my email addy.

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

Martha A. said...

Wow...that is interesting to me (the above posters).
I gave birth to all my children with a midwife, I am the daughter of a midwife, and a doula myself...= )
I enjoyed this book when I read it, it was interesting to me as my mom is a midwife for the Amish as well.
martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Rebecca said...

No I don't know anyone who has given birth using a midwife. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. It looks like a great book. Thanks again.

agent_beckster(at)yahoo(dot)com

Diane said...

One of my BFF's gave birth at home with a mid wife and I got to take pictures. It was a wonderful experience for her. This book sounds interesting.

estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

barbjan10 said...

It seems to me that I can remember a conversation with a friend years ago that planned to give birth at home with the help of a midwife. Perhaps it was something I saw on TV...LOL! This book appeals to my reading tastes, I enjoy Amish stories immensely. Thank you for this giveaway and the chance to win. I hope I win.

A Sister in Christ,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Carol N Wong said...

When I was pregnant I was thinking of having a midwife but my doctor refused to allow me. My son came by a breech delivery with natural child birth. It was very long labor and I would told that it was a difficult one. I would agree. I would love to read this book.

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Tore said...

I don't know of anyone who has used a midwife before. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Diana Flowers said...

I know several young women who have given birth with the help of a certified midwife, but in the hospital with the doctor on call if anything should come up. It didn't and mamas and babies were fine!:-)

dianalflowers{at]aol[dot]com

Diana Flowers said...

I got carried away and forgot to mention that I've been looking forward to reading this book ever since it came out. Really sounds like an interesting read!

dianalflowers{at}aol{dot}com

Sylvia said...

Yes. I know people who have used a midwife. Some have given birth at home while others have had the midwife come to the hospital. Personally, if I ever had children I would rather have a regular team of doctors.

I love Mindy Starns Clark's books. She's one of my favorite authors.

nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

Krista said...

Hmmmm... I don't know anyone who has used a midwife. But it's definetly an interesting topic.

Please enter me! :)

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Nancye said...

I have never known anyone who has used a midwife or a doula. I have seen them on TV. I enjoy reading Amish fiction and would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

apple blossom said...

Yes, I've had several friends that have used midwives.


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Lydia said...

Yes, I do know some ladies who have used a midwife.

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kellie said...

this sounds like such a great book.I have a friend who gave birth in March and was in the capable hands of a midwife.Please enter me for the giveaway if open to Canadians thanks so much
Kellie
kellielovesanthony@gmail.com

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

actually , yes, my one girlfriend has had all 7! delivered by midwives... would luv the read!
blstef1 at mts dot net
thx "))

Anonymous said...

As far as I can remember I don't know of anyone who had a midwife, of this counts my grandmother delivered my sister in our house that is a memory that we will never forget. I remember going to school telling everyone LOL. Please enter me in this contest. Love to be able to win this. Thanks for allowing us to be able to win this book and having such great giveaways. Love it, love it.
angelsofmyeye (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Anonymous said...

Well I can't recall anyone that I know that has had a midwife. Looks like a great read. Please enter me in the drawing for a chance to win this book. Thanx & God Bless. saradawson09 (at) yahoo ( dot) com

Michelle Sutton said...

and the winner is...

Lydia!

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