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Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Lisa Yarger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.001.0001
Subject:
History, Family History

From 1950 until 2001, nurse-midwife Lovie Beard Shelton worked in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women, to those too poor to afford ... More


The Northern New Mexico Midwifery Center Model, Taos, New Mexico

Elizabeth Gilmore

in Birth Models That Work

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter concerns family-centered care and discusses a “working model” for a midwifery practice adventure. With family-centered care at the hospital, moms would have a hospital experience that ... More


I’m a Legend Down Here!

Lisa Yarger

in Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.003.0002
Subject:
History, Family History

A thumbnail sketch of Lovie Beard Shelton, a self-styled legend from Beaufort County, North Carolina, who was the first nurse-midwife to practice in the state. The reader meets a woman so taken by ... More


God Dealt Well with the Midwives

Lisa Yarger

in Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.003.0034
Subject:
History, Family History

While pregnant, the narrator visits Lovie (who is still living with her daughter Nancy while her house is being repaired post-fire) and ponders how Lovie’s life looks like a stretched out version of ... More


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