Tuesday, June 19, 2007
At a midwifery conference over the weekend I did a reading of my book and a talk about how midwives are portrayed by the mainstream media. (The short answer is not well.) For proof, see the below post in which I was quoted about the cost of giving birth. The first paragraph, however, is gratuitously disparaging to midwives, who attended most births in the early 20th century. Anyway, the midwives I spoke with at the conference still love their work and maintain their sense of humor, despite the crazy hours, occasionally unreasonable mothers and mediocre pay. A bumper sticker on one of their cars read: Midwives have more fundus. Indeed.