The Call of Catching: Midwives Practice an Old Art Serving Very New People

Year 2010

Creator Emily Ambrose

Contributor Maura Brennan

Story type Writing

Town Belfast

County Waldo


The profession of midwifery in Maine is not legal, but is also not illegal, despite being centuries old. Emily Ambrose documents the efforts of two professional midwives as they push for legalization and recognition of their trade as viable alternatives to hospitalized births.

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