The Midwife's Here!

The Midwife's Here!

Author: Linda Fairley

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 0007446306

Category: Childbirth

Page: 308

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It's the summer of 1967and St Mary's Maternity Hospital in Manchester is a place from a bygone age. It is filled with starched white hats and full skirts, steaming laundries and milk kitchens, strict curfews and bellowed commands. It is a time of homebirths, swaddling and dangerous anaesthetics. It was this world that Linda Fairley entered as a trainee midwife aged just 19 years old.From the moment Linda delivered her first baby - racing across rain-splattered Manchester street on her trusty moped in the dead of night - Linda knew she'd found her vocation. 'The midwife's here!' they always exclaimed, joined in their joyful chorus by relieved husbands, mothers, grandmothers and whoever else had found themselves in close proximity to a woman about to give birth.Under the strict supervision of community midwife Mrs Tattershall, Linda's gruellingly long days were spent on overcrowded wards pinning Terry nappies, making up bottles and sterilizing bedpans - and above all helping women in need. Her life was a succession of emergencies, successes and tragedies: a never-ending chain of actions which made all the difference between life and death.There was Mrs Petty who gave birth in heartbreaking poverty; Mrs Drew who confided to Linda that the triplets she was carrying were not in fact her husband's; and Murial Turner, whose dangerously premature baby boy survived - against all the odds. Forty years later Linda's passion for midwifery burns as bright as ever as she is now celebrated as Britain's longest-serving midwife, still holding the lives of mothers and children in her own two hands.Rich in period detail and told with a good dose of Manchester humour, The Midwife's Here! is the extraordinary, heartwarming tale of a truly inspiring woman.
The Midwife's Here!
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Linda Fairley
Categories: Childbirth
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: HarperElement

It's the summer of 1967and St Mary's Maternity Hospital in Manchester is a place from a bygone age. It is filled with starched white hats and full skirts, steaming laundries and milk kitchens, strict curfews and bellowed commands. It is a time of homebirths, swaddling and dangerous anaesthetics. It was
The Midwife's One-Night Fling (Mills & Boon Medical)
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Carol Marinelli
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-31 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Carol Marinelli, Sue MacKay
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-08 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Linda Fairley
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-10 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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The Midwife's Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Patricia Ferguson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-27 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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