It’s the memoir of a woman who worked as a midwife her entire life and chronicles her experiences from nursing school to the end of her career.
She writes about how childbirth was approached when she was in nursing school during the early 1960s, how she found her passion for helping laboring women, and how that passion carried her through a long and fruitful midwifery practice.
This book encouraged me to a profound degree. When I read it, I was familiar with natural childbirth but it just sounded so exotic. Peggy’s recollections of the births she attended familiarized natural childbirth for me to the point where I could almost forget I grew up in America where childbirth is treated as a medical procedure.
I’d definitely recommend Baby Catcher if you are curious about natural childbirth, would like encouragement about bringing a child into the world, or if you just like reading about amazing women who pioneer practices that fly in the face of the medical establishment.
Full disclosure: No, I was not paid to review this book. I just really liked it and think some of you might enjoy it as well 🙂