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Lovie : the story of a Southern midwife and an unlikely friendship

Author: Lisa Yarger
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Series: Documentary arts and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From 1950 until 2001, Lovie Beard Shelton practiced midwifery in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women; to those too poor to afford a hospital birth; and to a few rich enough to have any kind of delivery they pleased. This is a provocative chronicle of Shelton's life and work, which spanned enormous changes in midwifery and in the ways women give  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Work
Biography
Ressources Internet
Biographies
History
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Yarger, Lisa.
Lovie.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016019437
(OCoLC)945745464
Named Person: Lovie Beard Shelton; Lovie Beard Shelton
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Yarger
ISBN: 1469630079 9781469630076
OCLC Number: 1012464420
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (306 pages).
Contents: I'm a legend down here! --
A beginning --
The house of freedom --
That handmaiden business --
The original Washington --
Nurses on horseback --
The fig tree --
Babies and mamas --
Connie Corey and Doris Wilson --
Sister Carolina --
Palm Sunday --
Reunion --
Joy and Kenny --
A public health nurse-midwife --
I'm doing this for Joy --
Up to my neck in deliveries --
Receiving --
Birth stories --
Waiting --
You run into all sorts of things --
Marshall --
Walking a chalk line --
Still waiting --
Political showdown --
Barbry Allen, a baby, the Medes, a prayer --
A world of confusion and fog --
The call --
Labor --
Pushing --
Birth --
It's a thing of relationship --
Revelations --
God dealt well with the midwives.
Series Title: Documentary arts and culture.
Responsibility: Lisa Yarger.

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From 1950 until 2001, Lovie Beard Shelton practiced midwifery in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women; to those too poor to afford a hospital birth; and to a few rich enough to have any kind of delivery they pleased. This is a provocative chronicle of Shelton's life and work, which spanned enormous changes in midwifery and in the ways women give birth"--

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In this biography filled with touching moments of faith, family, life, and loss, Yarger and Lovie prove that friendship transcends barriers.--Our State For the craver of stories about human Read more...

 
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