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Partera Story of a Midwife

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ISBN-10: 0472087126

ISBN-13: 9780472087129

Edition: 2000

Authors: Fran Leeper Buss

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Jesusita Aragon earned the title "la partera," or midwife, at the age of fourteen. Apprenticed to her grandmother, she learned the traditional Hispanic methods of assisting childbirth. She won the coveted title by performing her first delivery when an expectant mother went into labor in her grandmother's absence. In the years that followed, she was often the only source of medical care available in an isolated, mountainous area of New Mexico. Jesusita was so prized for her medical wisdom that she came to deliver more than 12,000 babies in the course of her career. This is Jesusita's story, told in her own words. She describes her early training as a midwife, her forced departure from home…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 1/29/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726