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Author Yarger, Lisa, author.

Title Lovie : the story of a Southern midwife and an unlikely friendship / Lisa Yarger.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  618.2009756 Y21l 2016    ---  Available
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Description 306 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Documentary arts and culture
Documentary arts and culture.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Shelton, Lovie Beard, 1925-2013.
Midwives -- North Carolina -- Biography.
Midwifery -- North Carolina -- History.
ISBN 9781469630052 (cloth : alk. paper)
1469630052 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781469630069 (ebook)

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