Outback Midwife

  • by Beth McRae
  • Narrated by Caroline Lee
  • 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Call the Midwife meets In the Middle of Nowhere in this heartwarming memoir of an adventurous Aussie midwife’s life ‘catching babies’.
Outback Midwife is the story of Beth McRae’s 40 years as a midwife, from her terrifying first day witnessing a birth as a naïve student nurse to her training as a midwife - the days when the words ‘birth plan’ were unheard of and what women wanted was a long way from being part of any plan - to the outback.
Beth’s career of catching babies takes her from the city to the bush, bonding with people from all walks of life at one of the most important moments in their lives. But there was one more frontier she was determined to conquer.
At a time when most people are thinking about slowing down, Beth decides to move to a remote Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land to embark on a whole other adventure.


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Heart warming

A wonderful book. Deepest incite into a devoted mother, daughter and nurse. Despite her own tragedies she continues to help people in remote communities. Obviously devoted to her career and to helping women in outback australia, despite the often harsh and uncomfortable conditions faced by health workers in remote outback clinics.
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- Chrstine

Wonderful autobiography - enjoyed it immensely

You don't need to be interested in babies, or medicine to enjoy this read. Plenty of shades of Australia in every chapter. Beth had an interesting career and seemed a well-balanced patient woman who faced her own adversity. She and I are about the same age and I now understand better about childbirth in the 70s and how many things weren't of my making. Thank you for sharing with us Beth.
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- Lynnette Dyer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-07-2015
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd