Media Reviews: Issue 130

Media Reviews: Issue 130
Coming Home: How Midwives Changed Birth, These Are My Hours, and Dissident Doctor: Catching Babies and
Challenging the Medical Status Quo

Call the Midwife

Most of you probably read the trilogy Call the Midwife years ago. I am a little late, but I just finished all three books. The stories of people, mostly from the East End of London, seem more unreal than fiction, yet they are all true, according to the author, Jennifer Worth. She writes about the midwifery services, mostly homebirths, provided by the nuns at Nonnatus House for 99 years—from the 19th and through most of the 20th century.