Monday, July 6, 2009

Recommended Reading – The Birth House by Ami McKay

I just finished reading a fantastic book that will appeal to my fellow feminists – especially those who are interested in midwifery, women as healers, and women’s traditions and wisdom.

The Birth House is about a young woman, Dora, who becomes a midwife in a small town in Nova Scotia. The novel is set around World War I and focuses on Dora’s experiences as a midwife and healer. It is a fascinating tale of the struggles women have faced to maintain control over their own bodies and to keep birthing traditions alive in the face of modern medicine, which often claims to be superior than traditional knowledge.

If you enjoy a good fiction book, pick this up and you won’t be disappointed!

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