ISO good fiction about catching babies
February 10, 2014 8:23 PM Subscribe
Recommend me fiction or very readable memoirs about midwifery, obstetrics, and the politics of birth--any genre is fine, but SF/F and historical suggestions are especially welcome.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi to Media & Arts (24 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
After my recent successful home birth (the adorable outcome
), I've become a bit fascinated by midwifery. I've read many non-fic titles on the topic and have watched Call the Midwife
, but I'd love to read fiction about midwives and the politics of birth. I'm particularly interested in books that examine these topics through a speculative lens (yes, I've read The Handmaid's Tale
, but would welcome other suggestions along those lines, especially if they're of a similar feminist slant), and also welcome suggestions of historical fiction or juicy memoirs.