Agnes Light trained as a nurse in the 1960's and went on to become a midwife - helping to bring new lives into the world for over 30 years. After fainting from shock at the first birth she attended as a student, Agnes grew to adore her job and the lifelong friends that worked with her on the maternity ward. In her enchanting memoir she recalls how she struggled at first with the strict rules of hospital etiquette and the expectation that she would always know the right thing to do. - from dealing with hysterical fathers to miracle multiple births - Agnes quickly learnt she had to keep a cool head whatever the circumstances. This is a heartwarming portrait of a thoughtful and compassionate midwife. Funny, poignant and rich with period detail. Midwife on Call traces Agnes's touching journey from squeamish pupil to assured professional.
Published by: Hodder paperbacks - Memoir
I bought this enchanting book sometime ago and it has been residing on my to be read shelf ever since. I suddenly spotted it last week whilst looking for something new to read. Agnes Light describes the highs and lows of being a healthcare professional in an ever changing world. She tells of her experiences of delivering miracle babies to both first time mums and to those delivering number 6. Each birthing story is unique and each one very special to Agnes and the families she supports. A very easy read and if studying to be a Midwife or just showing an interest is well worth putting on your wish list.