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A Midwife in Amish Country

Celebrating God's Gift of Life
Narrated by: Susan Boyce
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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Midwife Kim Osterholzer ushers listeners behind the doors of Amish homes as she recounts her adventures answering God's call to the craft of midwifery. 

Kim chronicles her nine-year apprenticeship grappling with the nuances and idiosyncrasies of homebirth. She recounts the beauty and painstaking effort of those early years spent catching babies by the light of crackling woodstoves, oil lamps, and lanterns. Every birth enthralled her, whether it involved halting hemorrhages, sharing breath with tiny lungs, or bouncing through wild rides in ambulances. 

Too many times to count, Kim stumbled home feeling overwhelmed and inadequate, yet, as she matured in her relationship with Christ and strained against self-doubt and seemingly insurmountable challenges, those intimate, sacred moments of birth transformed her. Slowly and steadily, Kim learned to play her part in a symphony of inimitable midwives and, at last, tried and tested, took her rightful place among them.

©2018 Kim Woodward Osterholzer (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • C A Costello
  • 09-09-18

More than I expected

This audiobook gave me more than I expected. I could see, hear, and SMELL what the author was describing.

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  • Samantha S. Ritchie
  • 28-08-18

wow

beautiful. i cried and laughed and felt like I was growing along with Kim. Even my 10 year old daughter got lost in the story. Thank you!

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  • nancy
  • 21-06-18

Loved this book

I'd give it 10 stars if I could! It is well written and well read.

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  • Molly D.
  • 11-05-18

engaging!

Excellent story about faith and daily walking with God. The information about the Amish appears to be very accurate and sensitively presented.

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  • sheila f metzger
  • 10-05-18

Outstanding read

An truly genius reading of Kim’s journey to midwifery. Funny, tear jerking and encouraging to all who may dream of becoming a midwife and even for those that do not dream of midwifery.

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  • Patty Deffenbaugh Karber
  • 11-01-19

Great memoir! Must read for health care workers.

Wonderful testimony by a woman who went into the (difficult at this early time) Midwifery profession for the best of all reasons. She felt called by God at a young age to enter the field for all the right reasons.
As a nurse myself it made me think all the things my patients had taught me as I have focused on Pediatrics and Maternal Child since 1980.

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  • Nancy Martineau
  • 10-01-19

Brilliant writing and description.

This tale is an inspiration for anyone involved in the miracle of birthing. The author's writing is beautiful.