The Midwife Author:Gay Courter Hannah Blau, a young midwife, is driven by a passion to help other women--from Russian noblewomen to prostitutes--bring their babies safely into the world. After surviving pogroms, she emigrates to America where midwives present an economic threat to the emerging specialty of obstetrics, but the greatest challenge Hannah faces is from three men-... more »-Stefan Petrograv, the brilliant Russian doctor; Lazar, a firebrand socialist; and Nathaniel Belinsky, a ruthless, virile businessman. Each loves her and tries to make her his own while she struggles to confront a hostile world that tests her vision of personal and professional happiness.« less
I thought that I would enjoy this book since I am slightly into midwifery, but I found it more of a dramatic/sexual book. Instead of this book being a fictional book about the life of a midwife, I found it to be a cheap,gross book. Do not be fooled as I was and waste your credits.
Of course, if you like that kind of book than this is the book for you.
The Writing, I found, wasn't very good either.
A really enjoyable story (note, there is a sequel, The Midwife's Advice)... as an aspiring midwife, it was interesting to see so many parallels compared to the modern-day midwife's battle to practice legally even now in the 21st Century.